Ransom County Multiplier, a new 5,000-sow farrowing and gilt development swine facility in southeast North Dakota, held a couple houses before it brought in pigs. The farm is owned by Nelson County Pig Cooperative. Members are farm families from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa who finish hogs. The cooperative also owns other hog farms in North Dakota which produce pigs that members finish on their farms. The Ransom County Multiplier farm will supply the cooperative all of its replacement gilts. It will no longer have to buy gilts from other states.