Primrose Sow Farm Open House Video
posted on Friday, March 30, 2018
“This is our new model of sow farm,” said Jen Sorenson, Director of Communications. “And it’s a design that we’re really proud of.”
We recently (officially!) welcomed a brand new, 7,500 sow farm to our system – Primrose! To celebrate the joyous occasion, we held an open house for local neighbors, suppliers, employees and contractors.
“I’ve been in the industry for about 20 years on commercial sow farms and have never been in anything brand new with all of this state-of-the-art equipment,” said Dan Sander. “It was definitely worth the long drive coming here today!”
In addition to being a positively-filtered, open pen gestation farm, Primrose sow farm boasts new equipment and technologies that make the farm both sustainable and an extremely favorable environment for employees and animals.
The farm creates 18 new jobs ($628,000 annual payroll) for communities throughout Mitchell and Howard counties and also contributes to a growing market for local corn and soybean farmers. Annually, the sows at Primrose will eat 188,130 bushels of corn (926 acres) and 30,512 bushels of soybeans (504 acres).
Congratulations to everyone who was a part of making this farm happen! Check out the video here
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Ashley Dyer Heads Hooper Sow Farm Farrowing Department
As the farrowing department head, Ashley and her team of Selene, Vivian, Dolly, David, Zory, Hugo, Alonzo and Yulissa—to name a few—will receive the gestating sows within a day or two of farrowing, make them comfortable, monitor health and feed intake, and then assist with birthing.