Nestled in NW Missouri near Plattsburg, is our largest pork producer. Using methods perfected over the last century, they raise all of their 400 sow operation 100% outside in the sunshine. William Norton started the farm in the early 1900’s, but nearly lost everything during the depression, even though he only owed a total of $5000.00 at the time. William’s son Rea and his wife Ellen were married in 1935 and took over the farm. It took them until the 1960’s to buy the original farm back.
They got some help later that decade when their two sons David and Wesley graduated from college with Animal Husbandry and Agricultural Economics degrees respectively. David and Wesley, having worked on the farm since they were young boys, brought the farm into the next century still preserving the sustainable methods they learned from Rea. Finally, continuing the family tradition, David and his son, 4th generation farmer, Eric Norton manage the hog operation today with a passion for growing top quality pork. This is a true family farm dedicated to their animals, practices, and families. This story is also to-be-continued, as the newest addition Dillan Norton is already learning the ways of the farm.
We are honored and proud to be partnered with Norton Farms, and look forward to many years to bringing their great pork to you!
Keefhaver Farm is our closest hog producer residing right here in Trimble, MO. Owned by Mike and operated by his two sons, Matt and Ben. This 5000 acre farm raises Berkshire hogs, Angus Beef, corn and soybeans. The original farm was purchased in 1913 making it a century farm.
The Keefhavers have a 70 sow operation and raise hogs only born on their property. All hogs are raised in sunshine outside without added hormones or excessive antibiotics based on the care and expertise learned over 4 generations. Minimal medications are used for a short period after weaning only during the harsh Missouri winter when the hogs are most vulnerable.
We salute the Keefhaver Family for maintaining a traditional method of raising livestock and our 10 year relationship with them has shown us their dedication to producing top quality pork raised the natural way. You will taste the difference in every juicy tender bite!!
Nestled in the flint hills of Kansas, the Hubbard Farm raises high quality lamb and goats. Joseph, parents Alan and Sharon, have farmed for 3 generations and still raise cattle and horses. Joseph raises different breeds of lamb for their respective qualities. Using rotational grazing, selective breeding, and lots of tender loving care, is what set these lamb apart from the rest. You will definitely taste the difference.
Family N Farm
Family N Farm is operated in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas by Corey and Megan Neill along with their three boys; Ashton, August, and Elias. They have taken over the pig farm from Corey's father, who operated a small operation for over 40 years and was well known for raising purebred breeding stock. It is truly a family operation, with all members of the family participating to make the farm work. Family N Farm raises their pigs using deep bedding hoop barns and large dirt lot pens. For farrowing, the sows pig in pens in the deep bedded hoop buildings. The pigs are then moved to fully outside lots where they feed and roam until they go to market. The market hogs are fed a diet of of mainly corn and soy protein. Family N Farm uses no antibiotics or other additives in the feed or water given to their animals. They use meat quality data and testing in their genetic selection process to ensure the very best quality.
R Family Farms
R Family Farms is operated on the plains of north central Kansas by by Kaden and Emily Roush along with their dog, Ryder. They have taken over and expanded the 3rd generation farm, started by Kaden's father and grandfather in the late 1960's. R Family Farms raises their pigs using deep bedded hoop barns and large dirt pens. All pigs have unrestricted access to the outdoors after two weeks of age with an exception during severe winter weather. The market hogs are fed a diet of mainly corn or grain sorghum(grown on their farm) and locally sourced soy protein. R Family Farms operates a never-ever antibiotic program.
Eden Farms carry some of the best genetics available in the country. All 100% pure berkshire hogs are raised without antibiotics and fed a 100% vegetarian diet. Their pigs are farrowed in indoor pens due to Iowa's cold winters, but spend the rest of their lives outside. This is our farthest farm, but being less than 250 miles, we couldn't pass up on the opportunity to work with this great producer.