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Cedar River Laboratories

900 South Grand Avenue

Mason City, IA 50402

Phone: (800) 323-4858 or (641) 228-2212

Fax: (641) 228-4455

Web: www.cedarriverlaboratories.com

Contact: Bruce E. Dietrich, President

Notes: Laboratory animal supplier (cats); also provides contract research services.

 

LoneStar Laboratory Swine (Exemplar Genetics)

958 North Main Street

Sioux Center, IA  51250

Phone: (877) 822-2767 or (712) 722-2790

Fax: (712) 722-2126

Web: www.lonestarswine.com, www.exemplargenetics.com

Contact: John R. Swart, President

Notes: Laboratory animal supplier (pigs). Corporate headquarters; farm located in Flandreau, SD.

 

Struve Labs

1603 Enterprise Street

Manning, IA 51455

Phone: (712) 653-2125

Fax: (712) 653-2229

Web: www.struvelabs.com

Contact: Rexanne Struve, Owner

Notes: Laboratory animal supplier (cows, goats, pigs, sheep)

 

Double T Farm

21665 Barrus Road

Glenwood, IA 51534

Phone: (712) 366-3526

Web: www.doubletfarm.com

Contact: Ted T. Golka, Owner

Notes: Laboratory animal supplier (pigeons)

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fur

There were 17 mink farms in Iowa in 2007 (the most recent year numbers are available), according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

 

Iowa Trappers Association

Web: www.iowatrappers.com

Notes: State trapping association.

 

Best Veterinary Solutions, Inc.

1716 Detroit Street

Ellsworth, IA 50075

Phone: (888) 378-4045 or (515) 836-4001

Fax: (515) 836-4464

Web: www.bestvetsolutions.com

Contact: Wes Thoreson, President

Notes: Supplies vaccines to fur farmers. Best Veterinary Solutions has distribution centers in Willmar, MN, Washington, IN, Dagsboro, DE and Manheim, PA.

 

Erickson Mink Ranch

3374 Saratoga Avenue

Jewell, IA 50130

Phone: (515) 827-5516

Contact: Marilyn Erickson

Notes: Mink and fox farm. Located south of 330th Street/Highway 175. West side of road.

 

Hawkeye Mink Cooperative

1324 Main Street

Jewell, IA 50130

Phone: (515) 827-5458

Notes: Still in business?

 

Isebrands Fur Farm

3221 Queens Avenue

Jewell, IA 50130

Phone: (515) 827-5562

Fax: (515) 827-5208

Contact: Mark Isebrands, Floyd L. & Shirley Isebrands

Notes: Mink farm. Located between 320th and 330th Streets. Mark Isebrands is a Board Member, American Legend Cooperative (as of 2014).

 

Ruby Fur Farm

2564 200th Street

New Sharon, IA 50207

Phone: (641) 672-2067

Fax: (641) 672-0262

Web: www.rubyfurfarm.com

Contact: Randy Ruby, Mae Ruby

Notes: Fox farm. Also breeds ferrets, raccoons and skunks for the pet trade.

 

Morgan Valley Fox Farm

12420 S. 128th Avenue W.

Runnells, IA 50237

Phone: (515) 966-2028

Contact: Frank E. & Judy P. Rains

Notes: Located north side of road, just east of W. 125th Street S.

 

Tom & Misty Wengert

2129 Binford Avenue

State Center, IA 50247

Phone: (641) 483-2394

Fax: (641) 483-2129

Notes: Wild fur buyer; receiving depot for North American Fur Auctions (www.nafa.ca/wild-fur).

 

Andrews & Sons Fur Farm

32786 County Road D67

Union, IA 50258

Contact: Curt Andrews

Notes: Fox farm.

 

Silver Fox Farms

2596 370th Street

Osage, IA 50461

Contact: Brian J. Huffman

 

Freeman's Fur and Feather

1381 380th Street

Osage, IA 50461

Phone: (641) 330-7864

Contact: Jeffrey J. Freeman

Notes: Fox farm.

 

Roger Harms

3201 200th Avenue

Titonka, IA 50480

Phone: (519) 928-2751

Notes: Mink and fox farm. Farm may be closed (investigation needed).

 

T & A Mink Farm

3209 240th Avenue

Titonka, IA 50480

Phone: (515) 928-2360

Contact: Tom & Amy Higgins

 

Lyle Karels

3201 130th Avenue

Burt, IA 50522

Phone: (515) 924-3707

Notes: Mink farm.

 

Fassett Fur Farm

939 N. White Fox Road

Webster City, IA 50595

Phone: (515) 832-2094 or (515) 832-5058

Contact: Jim F. Fassett, Tom Fassett

Notes: Mink farm. White Fox Road is also known as R33.

 

Woodring Fur Farm

3020 250th Street

Fredericksburg, IA 50630

Phone: (563) 237-6523

Fax: (563) 237-6900

Contact: Jean Woodring

Notes: Large mink farm. Located just west of Union Avenue/County Road V56.

 

Drewelow Fur Company

121 North Washington

Fredericksburg, IA 50630

Phone: (563) 237-5332

Contact: Bill & Harvey Drewelow

Notes: Wild fur buyer; U.S. agent for Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. (www.furharvesters.com/usagents.html).

 

Underwood Farm

2260 Quinlan Avenue

Fredericksburg, IA 50630

Contact: Justin Underwood, Mary J. Underwood

Notes: Mink farm. Located south of 220th Street, west of Roanoke Avenue.

 

Drewelow & Sons

2477 239th Street

New Hampton, IA 50659

Contact: Len & Melissa Drewelow

Notes: Mink farm. 239th St. is off Odessa Avenue, north of 240th Street/County Road B54.

 

Misty Moonlight Mink Ranch

1842 140th Street

Waverly, IA 50677

Phone: (319) 276-3350

Contact: Nick & Becky Demuth

 

Perrin & Sons Fur Farm

1637 600th Street

Cherokee, IA 51012

Phone: (712) 225-5348

Fax: (712) 225-4484

Contact: Kelly J. & Teri  Perrin

Notes: Large mink and fox farm. Located west of Highway 59.

 

Klingbeil Mink Farm

22487 Tamarack Avenue

Remsen, IA 51050

Phone: (712) 786-3361

Contact: Donald Klingbeil

Notes: Large mink farm. Located between 220th and 230th Streets. Farm is for sale (as of June 2012).

 

Circle K Fur Farm

3701 Memorial Drive

Sioux City, IA 51104

Phone: (712) 252-2202

Contact: Steve Krage

Notes: Mink and fox farm. Located north side of road.

 

Bob & Julie Moran

3191 390th Avenue

Ruthven, IA 51358

Phone: (712) 859-3282 or (319) 480-9107

Notes: Fox farm.

 

Ztraps

270 E Shore Drive

Lake View, IA 51450

Phone: (800) 656-4504

Web: www.ztraps.com

Contact: Neil Ziegman

Notes: Trap manufacturer.

 

The Snare Shop

330 S. Main Street

Lidderdale, IA 51452

Phone: (712) 822-5780

Fax: (712) 822-5781

Web: www.snareshop.com

Notes: Trap manufacturer, distributor of trapping supplies.

 

David Tremel

2017 Troy Trail

Woodbine, IA 51579

Phone: (712) 647-2191

Notes: Mink and fox farm. Located west side of road, approx. 1/2 mile south of 194th Street.

 

Coffins Creek Furs

1417 Candle Road

Manchester, IA 52057

Phone: (563) 927-8736 or (563) 608-3101

Web: www.flytyingfurs.com

Contact: Ken Schwarzhoff

Notes: Wild fur buyer.

 

Elaine Doubek

3329 275th Street

Ridgeway, IA 52165

Notes: Fox farm.

 

Robert Roman

23778 Fairview Road

Anamosa, IA 52205

Phone: (319) 480-9107 or (319) 462-4107

Notes: Fox farm.

 

Don Conrad

1109 190th Street

Keota, IA 52248

Phone: (641) 636-3858

Notes: Mink farm. Located at southeast corner of 190th Street and Birch Avenue.

 

Paul Durkop

1429 185th Avenue

Lost Nation, IA 52254

Phone: (563) 678-2895 or (563) 219-2835

Notes: Fox farm. Located south of 140th Street.

 

Schmuecker Fox Farm

7796 15th Avenue Trail

Luzerne, IA 52257

Contact: Dan Schmuecker

Notes: Fox farm. Located south of 77th Street Drive.

 

Northeast Iowa Fur Exchange

104 Ely Street

Rowley, IA 52329

Phone: (319) 938-2665

Contact: Rick Hemsath

Notes: Wild fur buyer; U.S. agent for Fur Harvesters Auction Inc. (www.furharvesters.com/usagents.html).

 

Marak Fur Farm

1297 Marak Road NW

Swisher, IA 52338

Phone: (319) 857-4331

Contact: Darrel L. & Carolyn Marak

Notes: Mink and fox farm. Darrel Marak also sells animal urine.

 

James M. Roberston

3794 Toddville Road

Toddville, IA 52341

Phone: (319) 393-4454

Contact: James M. & Florence Roberston

Notes: Fox farm. Farm may be closed (investigation needed).

 

Diamond V Mills

838 1st Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52407

Phone: (800) 373-7234 or (319) 366-0745

Fax: (319) 366-6333

Web: www.diamondv.com

Contact: John C. Bloomhall, President & CEO

Notes: Fur feed ingredient supplier.

 

Mark McGrann

19075 County Road T14

Mystic, IA 52574

Phone: (641) 437-4028

Notes: Mink farm. Farm may be closed (investigation needed).

 

North Star Fur Farm

26614 280th Street

Ollie, IA 52576

Phone: (641) 622-1001

Contact: Roger Warren

Notes: Mink farm.

 

Conger Farm

26381 295th Street

Ollie, IA 52576

Contact: Dean Conger

Notes: Mink and fox farm. Farm may be closed (investigation needed).

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slaughterhouses

M = cow, pig, sheep, goat slaughter  /  P = poultry slaughter  /  V = other animals

 

Iowa State University

194 Meat Lab

Ames, IA 50011

Phone: (515) 294-5321

MP

 

Iowa Rabbit

608 Lyon Street

Jewell, IA 50130

Phone: (515) 827-9033

Web: www.wgmarketing.com, www.debruinbrothers.com

PV

 

Swift Pork Company

402 N 10th Ave.

Marshalltown, IA 50158

Phone: (641) 752-7131

M

Notes: Cited in October 2014 for an egregious violation of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (USDA inspector observed an animal handled and/or slaughtered cruelly).

 

Tyson Fresh Meats

13500 I Court

Perry, IA 50220

Phone: (515) 465-5363

Web: www.tyson.com

MV

 

Kansas City Sausage

1801 Maury Street

Des Moines, IA 50317

Phone: (515) 266-4100

M

 

Amend Packing

410 SE 18th Street

Des Moines, IA 50317

Phone: (515) 265-1618

M

 

North Iowa Produce

415 Industrial Drive

Stacyville, IA 50476

Phone: (641) 710-2060

PV

 

Tyson Fresh Meats

1009 Richland Street

Storm Lake, IA 50588

Phone: (712) 732-7433

Web: www.tyson.com

M

 

The Hillshire Brands Company

315 Vilas Road

Storm Lake, IA 50588

Phone: (712) 732-6767

P

 

Tyson Fresh Meats

501 N Elk Run Road

Waterloo, IA 50703

Phone: (319) 236-2636

Web: www.tyson.com

M

Notes: Cited in October 2014 for an egregious violation of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (USDA inspector observed an animal handled and/or slaughtered cruelly).

 

Verschoor Meats

1401 Bluff Road

Sioux City, IA 51106

Phone: (712) 252-1847

M

 

Sig International

826 Main Street

Boyden, IA 51234

Phone: (712) 725-2172

M

 

Premium Iowa Pork

108 1st Ave. S

Hospers, IA 51238

Phone: (712) 752-8666

M

Notes: Cited in April 2013 for violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (USDA inspector observed animals handled and/or slaughtered cruelly).

 

JNB

907 1st Ave. NW

Sioux Center, IA 51250

Phone: (712) 722-3665

M

Notes: Cited in March 2015 for an egregious violation of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (USDA inspector observed an animal handled and/or slaughtered cruelly).

 

Sioux-Preme Packing

4241 US 75 Ave.

Sioux Center, IA 51250

Phone: (712) 722-2555

M

 

Dakota Pack

2421 9th Ave. S

Estherville, IA 51334

Phone: (712) 362-6792

MV

Notes: Cited in December 2013 and June 2013 for egregious violations of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (USDA inspector observed an animal handled and/or slaughtered cruelly).

 

Smithfield Farmland Corp.

Industrial Drive

Denison, IA 51442

Phone: (800) 831-1812

MP

 

Tyson Fresh Meats

2490 Lincoln Way

Denison, IA 51442

Phone: (712) 263-4613

Web: www.tyson.com

M

 

W & G Marketing

2824 Northridge Drive

Sidney, IA 51652

Phone: (515) 374-2601

MP

 

Edgewood Locker

609 W Union Street

Edgewood, IA 52042

Phone: (563) 928-6814

MPV

 

Lynch BBQ Company

2486 171st Ave.

Decorah, IA 52101

Phone: (563) 382-4420

MPV

 

Agri Star Meat and Poultry

220 West Street

Postville, IA 52162

Phone: (563) 864-7811

MPV

 

Cargill Meat Solutions

600 S Iowa Ave.

Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: (641) 682-8532

MPV

Notes: Cited in June 2013 for an egregious violation of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act (USDA inspector observed an animal handled and/or slaughtered cruelly).

 

Responsible Transportation

22034 200th Street

Sigourney, IA 52591

Phone: (641) 622-3220

MPV

Notes: Company was hoping to operate as a horse slaughterhouse, but abandoned the effort in 2013.

 

Tyson Fresh Meats

Highway 70 N

Columbus Junction, IA 52738

Phone: (319) 728-7432

Web: www.tyson.com

M

 

West Liberty Foods

207 W Second Street

West Liberty, IA 52776

Phone: (319) 627-6166

MP

 

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