We are a family owned meat processing company located in northeast Pike County, in business since 1947. Edward Woods, who has a degree in food science and nutrition from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has run the company since 1986 when his father, Goodrich Woods, retired.
The business has continually evolved from strictly customer processing to producing gourmet sausages such as applemaplewurst smoked sausage, elk salami and summer sausage in several varieties including buffalo, venison, beef and turkey. The retail products are marketed under the Sweet Betsy from Pike brand, such as smoked hams, bacon, turkey and chicken. We still slaughter hogs and cattle and are continually striving to introduce new products for our retail and wholesale customers.