Reducing Our Environmental Impact

Derrick Sleezer is a pig farmer who also raises row crops and always focuses on caring for the environment.

At our house and farm, reducing our environmental impact is an integral part of our entire farm.

Like many of my fellow real [...] Read more

#RealPigFarming – Meet The Legends

Missouri pig farmer Everett Forkner loves pigs. They’ve been part of his life, in fact, since the day he and his wife, Ruby, established TRULINE® Genetics in 1958. Today, Forkner Farms is a 2,000-acre family farm that includes two sons [...] Read more

Safe Food Starts with Healthy Pigs

Keith Schoettmer, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year discusses animal health

Sometimes in life, you don’t get to choose. You can’t live off of fried foods for several weeks and expect your jeans will still button. You can’t get lax on [...] Read more

Women Farmers: An Invaluable Segment


As a sixth generation farm girl, Cristen Clark, who lives in central Iowa, knows that the role of women in pig farming is nothing new. After all, her mother helped raise livestock long before Cristen, herself, became a pig farmer [...] Read more

Pork Quality: It’s Personal

Every day on the job, I’m thinking about the end product: The delicious pork that ends up on your tables and mine. There’s a lot that goes into it, but it’s more than worth it. After all, I’m not just [...] Read more

5 Ways Subway Got it Wrong

When Subway recently announced — that soon all meat served in its restaurants would be sourced from farms that use no antibiotics at any time — some folks cheered. But, the thing is, all meat sold in the U.S. is [...] Read more

Caring for Pigs Brings Satisfaction

Derrick Sleezer is a pig farmer from Cherokee, Iowa. An avid golfer, he played for Drake Univeristy alongside the PGA’s Zach Johnson and has coached at the high school and college levels.

Pig farming isn’t easy. It’s not the most lucrative [...] Read more

A Better Way: Brenneman Pork

What is Brenneman Pork Inc.’s key to sustainability? Constantly improving our farming practices every single day.

Many nine-year-olds choose pigs as a first 4-H project. Not many turn that project into a business that employs most of the family. But [...] Read more