Providing Safe Food for Your Family and Mine
January 05, 2017
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.
Thomas and his wife, Breann, raise pigs on their farm in Elkhart, IL with their two daughters Reagan and Lakin. They strive to be good stewards of the land and humanely raise their animals so that they may pass the farm to the next generation as their parents did for them.
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