September 14, 2018

As the fall season approaches, Illinois pig farmers are facing numerous hurdles. This includes market uncertainty, costly challenges due to trade disputes, vulnerability to foreign animal diseases, and a labor shortage.

In Illinois alone, these difficulties are impactin...

December 15, 2017

ASHTON, ILL. – The Dave Meurer family recently constructed a new 2,400 head wean-to-finish barn near Ashton, IL. The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) coordinated an Open House to welcome friends, neighbors, and co...

September 13, 2017

FITHIAN, ILL. – The Parks Companies welcomed nearly 400 members of the community to an Open House at a new 8,200 head wean to finish hog farm on Monday near Fithian.

The event was hosted in cooperation with the Shepherd and Rademacher families, of Vermilion County.

The I...

April 27, 2017

WENONA – Sandy Creek Lane sow farm in Marshall County welcomed the community to an Open House on April 26.

The farm, which consists of three barns, sits on five acres of land Northwest of Wenona and will be home to 5,600 sows. Once the farm is in full swing, it will pro...

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