Hog Farm Tour

Taking a look at previous posts, I realized I have been short on information about pork producers. Well, it is about time I fix that. This week I would like to share with you a video from the Illinois Farm Bureau Youtube Channel. This video gives viewers a tour of a hog farm with 3rd generation Illinois livestock producer Chad Leman. Take a gander and join in the discussion about pork production. Be sure to take a look at my points listed below after you watch this video.

  • Have you ever visited a hog farm? If so, is this like what you have seen?
  • Are you familiar with the extent hog farms go to maintain biosecurity between facilities? Notice how Chad changes footwear in the video.
  • Do you know why hog producers separate young pigs from their mothers at close to 4 weeks of age?
  • Did you catch all of the thought and planning that goes into maintaining a comfortable environment for growing pigs? Why go through all of this trouble is animal comfort is not important?
  • Did you notice how tall the corn is compared to Chad? Now that is some good fertilizer. Recycle. Reuse.
  • Do you know any hog farmers in your area? I am sure there are some that would love to offer an educational visit.

Meet a pork producer online at the I am Agriculture Proud Facebook group.

Ryan Goodman lives in Colorado, is an avid trail and ultrarunner, and works with farmers and ranchers to help them share their stories of agriculture and how food is raised. Connect with Ryan online as @BeefRunner. #TeamBeef.
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