SHAWNEE MISSION, KANSAS, U.S. — Seaboard Corp. announced on Sept. 9 that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a 50% interest in Butterball, LLC, in partnership with the Maxwell Farms group.

"Butterball is an iconic brand name in the U.S., representing superior quality, outstanding value and excellent customer service," states Steve Bresky, Seaboard's president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to our participation with the Butterball management team and the Maxwell group and bringing additional value to Butterball."

"We are pleased to be partnering with Seaboard and moving forward as the buyer of Butterball, the strongest brand in the turkey industry," said Walter Pelletier, president of Maxwell Farms, LLC. "Seaboard is a strong, diversified company with a great reputation in the agriculture and food industries, and we are confident the partnership will be mutually beneficial for both companies."

Butterball, LLC is the industry leader in providing safe, nutritious, high-quality turkey products.