FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2007
Farms.com Sells M&F Trading Business to LL Parks.
Rose Hill, NC and London, ON. ~ LL Parks Livestock has reached an agreement to acquire the business of M&F Trading from Farms.com Ltd. M&F Trading is the largest feeder pig marketer in the North American swine industry.
“This business combination between M&F Trading and Parks Livestock will create a very attractive marketing option for North American pork producers,” says Chris Gehl, Manager of M&F Trading. “The combination of these operations will offer sow producers greater market access to more finisher customers, a wider range of business opportunities and improved customer service.”
“We have worked productively with M&F Trading for several years,” mentions Lawrence Parks, CEO of LL Parks Livestock. I feel that together we will be able to offer all of our customers greater market opportunities with the larger expert marketing team.
“This a win – win situation,” say Graham Dyer, President of Farms.com, “the customers will benefit from a stronger M&F, LL Parks is getting a great business with an excellent team and Farms.com will redirect resources to executing on our technology innovation strategy.”
LL Parks Livestock is a leading provider of services to the pork industry with efficient market facilities strategically located and designed for easy access from major swine producing areas. The company specializes in marketing opportunities for cull sows and finishing culls as well as feeder pig placements and purchases. Parks Companies operates a roaster pig slaughter facility and transportation operations.
M&F Trading began swine marketing in 1986 and operates in all of the major swine production areas in North America. M&F Trading has been part of Farms.com Ltd. since 1998.
For additional Information, please contact:
Lawrence Parks Chris Gehl
LL Parks Livestock M&F Trading
(877) 438-5729 x5013