Category Archives: Animal Care

FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: ILLINOIS STATE FAIR

This past Tuesday (August 16) was Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair. If you’re familiar with the history of the fair, you’ll know the fair’s primary purpose was for agriculture. People brought their animals from across the state and … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FARM PHOTO: MEET PHIL

Phil Borgic is the owner of Borgic Farms Inc., located in Illinois. The 6,200-sow farm staff focuses on properly caring for their pigs and their employees. Phil sat down with the #RealPigFarming team to tell us a little bit more … Continue reading

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TAKING CARE OF PIGS ON FARMS

[Originally posted here] Farmers are eager to explain how pigs are raised and cared for. Few people have firsthand knowledge of what modern pig farming looks like. Now more than ever, we have access to many tools and resources to … Continue reading

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ANIMAL WELFARE

In the past few years, many issues have popped up about animal welfare.  These issues range from quality of life, the antibiotics used to treat livestock, and environmental concerns from factory farm animal waste. The first thing I want to … Continue reading

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AG CAREER PROFILES: WHAT DOES AN AGRIBUSINESS CONTROLLER DO?

Mary Mackinson Faber is the 5th generation involved in her family’s farm near Pontiac, Illinois. She grew up on her family’s grain and dairy operations located about 100 miles southwest of Chicago. Currently, she is employed with Graymont Cooperative as … Continue reading

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RAISING FAMILIES, FOOD AND AWARENESS

[Reposted from Illinois Farm Families Blog. Find the original here.] A voice from a local Illinois farm speaks up about farm animal care issues that matter to consumers. Sara Prescott met her husband Michael when they were both 13 years … Continue reading

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HOW FARMING CAN KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE

Tractors. Corn. An old man in overalls with a piece of straw hanging out of his mouth. Our world is filled with stereotypes about farmers. While some may be true, there are others that are not quite as accurate. For … Continue reading

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