Hord Livestock is a family-owned and operated swine and grain operation engaged in farming. It purchases corn from independent farmers in north-central Ohio and has contracts with growers. Hord Livestock specializes in the production of grain and pork products. It operates Hord Family Farms, Hord Grain & Land, Hord Elevator and Hord Personnel Services. Its swine division operates breeding, gestation and farrowing units. The company has expertise in the breeding of gilts and sows. Established in 1946, Hord Livestock maintains a staff of nearly 100 employees. It operates a feed mill and grows corn, wheat and soybeans. The company participates in the Environmental Assurance Program.