Category Archives: Animal Care
[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
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
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
[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
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
Are you concerned about antibiotic residue showing up in your meat at the grocery store? Fear not! Dr. Jeff Bender, University of Minnesota, explains why consumers need not worry about the food they buy in this Best Food Facts video.