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History & Expansion

History & Expansion

Livingston Enterprises, Inc. is owned by Bruce and Trudy Livingston. Bruce began his own operation with six gilts at the age of eight and with hard work and determination has grown LEI to 35,000 sows.

He earned three of the gilts by trading labor 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.

In 1987, Bruce graduated high school and at that time 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.

Bruce and Trudy’s oldest son, Connor Livingston, joined the family business in 2015 and is currently the Director of Sites & Mill Operations.

Livingston Enterprises, Inc. is owned by Bruce and Trudy Livingston. Bruce began his own operation with six gilts at the age of eight and with hard work and determination has grown LEI to 35,000 sows.

He earned three of the gilts by trading labor 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.

In 1987, Bruce graduated high school and at that time 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.

Bruce and Trudy’s oldest son, Connor Livingston, joined the family business in 2015 and is currently the Director of Sites & Mill Operations.

LEI Constant Expansion Efforts

1996
January 1

Stateline View – 7,350 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

Stateline View
2003
January 1

Prairie View – 8,000 Head Finishing Site

Prairie View
January 2

LEI Truck Wash

LEI Truck Wash
2007
January 1

Wilderness View – 7,350 Head Sow Breed to Wean Site

Wilderness View
June 3

First Corporate Offices – 803 5th St, Fairbury, NE

LEI Headquarters
2010
January 1

LEI Maintenance Shop

Maintenance Shop
2011
January 1

Headquarters Relocation – 500 4th St, Fairbury, NE

LEI Headquarters
2012
January 1

Hillside View – 4,200 Head Nursery

Hillside View
January 4

Grand View – 8,000 Head Nursery

Grand View
January 19

River View – 2,800 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

River View
2015
January 1

Ridge View – 7,350 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

Ridge View
March 22

Stateline View Fire

Stateline View Fire

On March 22, 2015, Stateline View suffered a devastating fire. All farrowing buildings were destroyed. Stateline View also suffered a loss of over 1,800 sows and 13,000 pigs. Four new buildings were constructed to replace the buildings that had been destroyed.

August 12

Family Generation

Connor Livingston Family Generation

In August of 2015, Connor, Bruce and Trudy’s oldest son became the first of the 2nd generation to return and join the family business.

2017
January 1

Clear View – 8,000 Head Nursery

Clear View
January 12

Country View – 7,350 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

Country View
November 23

Valley View – 2,490 Head Finishing Site

Valley View
2018
January 2

LEI Mills, LLC

LEI Feed Mill
January 24

Lake View – 2,400 head Cull Sow Site

Lake View
2019
January 3

LEI Headquarters – 1501 K Street, Fairbury, NE

LEI Headquarters
January 31

Flat View – 4,980 head Wean to Finish Facility

Flat View
2020
March 17

Starck View – 8,000 Head Nursery

2021
March 17

Pine View – 3,000 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

LEI Constant Expansion Efforts

1996
January 1

Stateline View – 7,350 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

Stateline View
2003
January 1

Prairie View – 8,000 Head Finishing Site

Prairie View
January 2

LEI Truck Wash

LEI Truck Wash
2007
January 1

Wilderness View – 7,350 Head Sow Breed to Wean Site

Wilderness View
June 3

First Corporate Offices – 803 5th St, Fairbury, NE

LEI Headquarters
2010
January 1

LEI Maintenance Shop

Maintenance Shop
2011
January 1

Headquarters Relocation – 500 4th St, Fairbury, NE

LEI Headquarters
2012
January 1

Hillside View – 4,200 Head Nursery

Hillside View
January 4

Grand View – 8,000 Head Nursery

Grand View
January 19

River View – 2,800 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

River View
2015
January 1

Ridge View – 7,350 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

Ridge View
March 22

Stateline View Fire

Stateline View Fire

On March 22, 2015, Stateline View suffered a devastating fire. All farrowing buildings were destroyed. Stateline View also suffered a loss of over 1,800 sows and 13,000 pigs. Four new buildings were constructed to replace the buildings that had been destroyed.

August 12

Family Generation

Connor Livingston Family Generation

In August of 2015, Connor, Bruce and Trudy’s oldest son became the first of the 2nd generation to return and join the family business.

2017
January 1

Clear View – 8,000 Head Nursery

Clear View
January 12

Country View – 7,350 Sow Breed to Wean Operation

Country View
November 23

Valley View – 2,490 Head Finishing Site

Valley View
2018
January 2

LEI Mills, LLC

LEI Feed Mill
January 24

Lake View – 2,400 head Cull Sow Site

Lake View
2019
January 3

LEI Headquarters – 1501 K Street, Fairbury, NE

LEI Headquarters
January 31

Flat View – 4,980 head Wean to Finish Facility

Flat View
2020
March 17

Starck View – 8,000 Head Nursery

2021
March 17

Pine View – 3,000 Sow Breed to Wean Operation