Prestage Farms, founded in 1983, is one of the leading producers of pork and poultry in the United States. The company employs more than 1,000 people and contracts with over 700 farm families to produce hogs and turkeys. Its turkey processing division, Prestage Foods, was founded in 2000 and is located in St. Pauls, N.C. Prestage Farms division, Prestage Farms of South Carolina, produces turkeys for Louis Rich, which is a division of Oscar Mayer. The company maintains genetic breeding, farrowing, nursery and finishing facilities. It produces more than 400 million pounds of turkey and over 600 million pounds of pork annually. Prestage Farms maintains an office in Clinton, N.C.