Hogs

      

We are proud to be part of the Brenneman Pork Inc family of growers.

After our move to Iowa in 2019, December 17th was an exciting milestone for JimRay Farms. After 14 weeks of remodeling 5 hog barns, we were stocked with 5,000 piggies for the first time! We cranked up the heaters so they arrived to their new homes at a warm and cozy 84′. To be sure, we hadn’t always aspired to become pig farmers. Although we’re sure the job will “stink” somedays (pun intended), it allows us to have a family farm where dad could stay home and work alongside of our 5 growing boys.

We believe we are responsible for using and protecting the environment in which we live, both for today and for future generations. As a conscious effort to be good stewards, we are proud to be QPA certified. PQA Plus is an educational program representing the industry’s commitment to continuous improvement of production practices. It addresses food safety, animal well-being, environmental stewardship, worker safety, public health and community.

As a grower for Brenneman Pork Inc, we also participate in the We Care responsibility pork initiative, led by the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council. We are committed to:

  • Providing feed, water and an environment that promotes well-being.
  • Providing proper care, handling and transportation at each stage of life.
  • Protecting pig health and providing appropriate treatment, including veterinary care, when needed.
  • Using approved practices to euthanize, in a timely manner, sick or injured pigs that fail to respond to care and treatment.