Providing Safe Food for Your Family and Mine
If you pick up a package of Farmland bacon at the grocery store, there’s a chance it could be pork from the pigs raised on my farm. And behind that national brand are individual farmers like myself committed to animal care.
- Specialized diet. A piglet weighing 8-10 pounds needs a completely different diet than a pig weighing 250 pounds.
- Adding beneficial ingredients to their feed. Chili powder helps keep pigs cool, and essential oils and oregano help to improve immunity and overall health. Finding alternative ways to keep pigs healthy allows us to preserve and sustain the effectiveness of antibiotics.
- Raising them indoors. I can keep them at a comfortable temperature, safe from predators and parasites and provide individual care to each pig.
- Never using hormones. But that’s not because it’s unsafe. It’s because there are no hormones approved for use in pork or poultry farming. So, you won’t see any pig or poultry farmers administering hormones to their animals.
As a sixth-generation pig farmer, husband and father, there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing I’ve done the best I can to care for our animals and provide safe food for my family and yours.