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2014 Meat Orders Now Being Taken!

Posted 5/7/2014 4:55pm by No-View Farm.

 

It’s that time of year! Spring is officially (and finally) upon us and we’re taking meat orders for 2014.

As you may have heard, we made the very difficult decision to take the year off from raising pigs and will not have pork, sausage or bacon available this season. We have been alerted by the National Pork Producers Council, of an outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV.) This is a new virus to the US and was first confirmed in May of last year. It affects young piglets without developed immune systems and has a very high mortality rate. Vaccine studies are in progress. This virus ONLY infects pigs – not humans or other livestock.

Our first priority is to provide our customers with a quality product at a reasonable price. This virus has lead to a shortage of healthy piglets. In addition, our grain company (who delivers in bulk to fill our silos) also determined they will not deliver to farms where pigs are residing, in order to help break the cycle of transmission through cross-contamination (it is spread by exposure to manure on boots, clothing, & trucks.) With any luck this will be a temporary situation and will be resolved by next spring.

We hope you understand our concerns and that raising healthy animals is always our main goal. While they are grown ultimately for food we strongly believe their lives should be as comfortable, clean and enjoyable as possible. In response to our pork shortage, we do hope to raise additional chickens to allow our customers to still fill their freezers with quality, locally grown meat!

Please find below links to our price list and order form.While we do our very best to give you the most accurate pricing, those listed are subject to minor changes dependent on unforseen increases in grain costs. Please free to contact us with any questions or concerns and as always we appreciate your support of local farms and agriculture!

2014 Price List

2014 Order Form