The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a new video series called “My Farm My Story” and our family farm was chosen to be one of the featured farms. I spent part of a day a few months back being interviewed and explaining how our farm works. It was a fun day for me because I love sharing our farm story with others. The journalist was energetic and eager to help share the story of our family farm in a personal way that would interest viewers. It was a great opportunity for me to help people know how modern hog farms work and the relationship we share with our veterinarian.
Antibiotic usage on farms today is a hot topic and I want people to understand we use antibiotics judiciously under the guidance of our herd veterinarian. The most important job I will ever have is being a mom, and I take this responsibility seriously. I want my kids to have healthy and safe food just like all moms do. I love being a farmer but I love being a mom more; my kids motivate me to always go above and beyond to keep our animals safe and healthy. I can’t speak for all farmers, but all the farmers I know feel the same way I do when it comes to animal care. We want to protect our animals and keep them safe and healthy and antibiotics are one of the tools we have in our toolbox to help keep our animals healthy.
I hope you enjoy the video and learn a little along the way too!