Pillen Family

Family Owned. Family Focused.

What’s in a name? At Pillen Family Farms, our name reflects three generations of commitment to family, community and our pigs. As a Nebraska-based family-owned farming operation, we believe in maintaining an environment of respect — for one another, our pigs and our farms. We were founded on three key values and they continue to guide us today:


Do what’s

We believe in going the extra mile to protect the environment and provide quality care for our pigs.

Do the
best you can

We believe that every team member adds value to our business, and we provide the training and support to help them succeed.

Treat others the
way you want
to be treated

We believe good people are the key to our success, which is why we promote collaboration and teamwork at all times.


Deep roots keep us moving forward

Pillen History
  • 1960 - First Generation Pillen Farm Established.
  • 1983 - Jim Pillen Earns Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree, Joins a Large Animal Veterinary Practice in Nebraska and Partners with His Father, Dale (1,200 market hogs).
  • 1994 - First 5,000 Head Sow Farm was Built Across from the Pillen Home.
  • 2003 - Pillen Family Farms acquires Danbred Genetics.
  • 2005 - Pillen has grown to 55,000 sows with farrow to finish production.
  • 2009 - Third-generation Pillen family returns to the area and joins the business.
  • 2013 - InSight Performance Center (IPC) Opens; Danbred Becomes DNA Genetics.