Learn About Beeler’s
In 1846, Fred Beeler immigrated to the United States from Germany and settled in Madison County, Iowa. He established a farm and began to raise pigs. Six generations later, his descendants are still raising pigs the traditional way he did—with a vegetarian diet, without antibiotics or bioengineered products.
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Today, the Beeler family continues to adhere to the same animal husbandry practices their Grandpa Fred used throughout his life raising pigs. It has always been a top priority to raise their pigs humanely. Beeler’s sows live in large unrestricted pens, allowing for social interaction and freedom to move around. When it is time for a sow to give birth, she moves to the maternity ward. That way she can stand up, or lay down, and turn around safely with newborn piglets.
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