At Reicks View Farms family comes first. We believe that working together as a family is what helps us strive to get better each day and stands us apart from the rest.
We raise our pigs in the most humane, efficient way possible. Our employees and production partners work very hard every day with the pigs to make sure that they are healthy, happy and well cared for.
Reicks View Farms takes many steps to try and reduce our carbon footprint and be as environmentally friendly as possible. We plant trees at all of our locations. We participate in many different recycling programs. We work with a company to recycle all of our scrap metal and oil We use a highly innovative technique and system for injecting the manure from our animals into the farm land. This reduces the amount of commercial fertilizer that needs to be put on the land and crops and also reduces the odor. The manure from one finishing barn is spread upon enough acres of corn to feed those pigs in that barn for the year.
Check out the Reicks View Ag Education Center, a 22,900 square foot livestock facility, located on the Howard County Fairgrounds in Cresco, Iowa. The Center features a modern swine production area, a modern milking parlor, large show arena with A/V and WIFI, and ADA compliant restrooms and showers. The Center also houses dairy, sheep, goats and bottle calves projects of the area 4-H & FFA members during the yearly Mighty Howard County Fair. The Center has a video surveillance system that offers on-line viewing of the activities of the Center, and provides a higher level of security for the Center.
One of the main goals with the new swine production area was to give area youth the opportunity to show pigs at the Fair while assuming the responsibility of hands-on care of their animals and also learning about current swine production. For three months before the Fair, late March to late June, any 4-H & FFA members can raise their pigs in the swine production area of the Center.
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