The IL Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the IL Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 4,800 head wean to finish pig barn for the Dereke and Chelsea Dunkirk family two miles east of Farmersville, Illinois in Montgomery County on Thursday, March 29.
A Ribbon Cutting will be held at 4:30 pm. Attendees can then tour the new pig barn and enjoy a free pork sandwich, chips , nd a drink until 7:00 pm.
Directions to the farm are as follows: Take County Highway 17 east of Farmersville for 2 miles, turn south on E 5th Rd., go ½ mile to the farm.
Neighbors, community members, fellow pork producers, and anyone with an interest in learning more about modern pig production are invited to attend. Attendees can see the latest products and technologies for pig care and environmental stewardship. The event is free and open to the public.
Grain farmers are encouraged to attend the event to learn about the possible benefits of contract pork production including:
1. Diversifying farm income during low commodity prices
2. Helping bring back a son or daughter to the farm
3. Utilizing manure as a fertilizer source to lower crop input costs
Pork industry representatives will be available to answer questions.
ILDG is a coalition of Illinois ag groups committed to expanding and growing the livestock industry. ILDG members include: IL Beef Association, IL Corn Growers Association, IL Farm Bureau, IL Milk Producers’ Association, IL Pork Producers Association, and IL Soybean Association checkoff program. Part of the on-going efforts of ILDG is to help tell the positive story of livestock in Illinois. One way to accomplish this is helping plan and coordinate Open Houses for new livestock farms.
Other sponsors of the event are: Automated Production (AP), Borgic Pork Partners, Farm Credit Illinois, Farmweld, Frank & West Environmental Engineers, Longhorn Cattle & Swine Confinement, Maximum Ag Technologies, & Poggenpohl Redi Mix.
For more information about the event contact Jenny Jackson 217-529-3100. Access the flyer to this even here.