Environmental Stewardship Award

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  • Jan 31, 2014
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    2013 Environmental Stewards: Blue Mountain Farms Anaerobic Digester

    Blue Mountain Farms, owned by Circle Four Farms, houses 21,000 feeder to finish animals and ships about 55,000 animals from farm to market each year. The farm uses anaerobic digesters to create methane gas, which is sold to the local power company. Flushed from the under-barn pits to the digesters, the manure creates enough power from the methane gas to power 3,000 homes....More
  • Jan 31, 2014
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    2013 Environmental Stewards: Krikke Pork Manure Fertilizer

    Krikke Pork, Greenwich, Ohio, is a 2013 Envinronmental Steward Award winner. "Being good stewards of the land is a requirement. Our goal is to leave the land in better shape than when we found it," says Howard Krikke. The farm raises 10,000 wean to finish hogs each year, and uses the manure to fertilize their crops. The tanks under the barn hold a years worth of manure. ...More
  • Jan 31, 2014
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    2013 Environmental Stewards: Bacon Hill Anaerobic Digester

    The Bacon Hill farm in Dodge, Neb., uses anaerobic digesters to get rid of odor and produce enough methane gas to power the entire farm. The farm uses about 20% of the energy created. The rest is sold to the local power company, and is enough energy to power about 53 homes each year....More
  • Jan 31, 2014
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    2013 Environmental Stewards: Russell Brothers Wind Power

    The Russell Brothers, Monticello, Iowa, have been farming in the county since the Civil War and produce 14,000 wean to finish pigs each year. The farm built a wind turbine that provides 60-80% of the farms total electrical energy needs each year....More
  • Sep 20, 2013
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    Congratulations to the 2013 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards

    The September issue of National Hog Farmer is devoted to the topic of Environmental Management. One of the highlights of this issue of the magazine is a special editorial section highlighting the 2013 Environmental Stewards of the Pork Industry. The Pork Checkoff announced the 2013 Environmental Steward award winners early this week. Congratulations to these outstanding pork production operations: Russell Brothers LLC, Monticello, IA; Bacon Hill Farm, Dodge, NE; Krikke Pork, Greenwich, OH; and Blue Mountain Farms, Milford, UT....More
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