Meat the Pig Farmers,
Meat the pig farmers at Livingston Enterprises! Headquartered in Fairbury, Nebraska and owned by Bruce and Trudy Livingston, Livingston Enterprises is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in Nebraska. They have been in the swine production business for more than 40 years and have been incorporated since 2001.
Bruce began his own operation with six gilts at the age of eight, earning three of the gilts by working for his dad and uncles. Two gilts were purchased with earnings from a 4-H swine project and one gilt was won by placing first at a swine judging contest. With hard work and determination over the years, he has grown LEI to 36,000 sows.
By the time Bruce graduated from high school he owned and operated a 150-sow farrow-to-finish operation. In 1996, he stopped producing finishing hogs and transitioned his operation into a 2,200 sow breed-to-wean facility.
LEI is comprised of swine production facilities, Livingston Enterprises Transport, Inc. and LEI Mills, LLC. All aspects of LEI are essential in providing sustainable pork to the world. The family’s 14 fourteen swine production facilities include six sow farms with 36,000 sows that produce over 1.2 million weaned pigs on a yearly basis. The Livingston family has facilities in Nebraska and Kansas and are continuously expanding.
The family takes pride in being one of the top pork production companies in the world. The family and staff work hard every day to provide consumers with quality pork while using the safest and most environmentally friendly practices. “It’s the little things,” Bruce says. “We treat each sow as an individual. It’s just like when I was a kid. I knew how many pigs were on every sow. I knew how much feed each sow ate.” Clearly paying attention to nutrition and the wellbeing of each pig is a mainstay for the Livingston family and staff. They play an important role in producing quality pork products we all enjoy.
Bruce and Trudy’s oldest son, Connor, joined the family business in 2015 and is currently the director of sites and mill operations. He currently serves as board member of the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, participated in the Pork Leadership Institute, and is on the leadership track to serve as president in 2024.