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We care about the food you eat
Keegan-Filion Farm cares about what you eat. Our promise is simple:
- Hormone Free
- Antibiotic Free
- No Animal By-Products
- Humane Treatment of our Animals
The above terms may have different meanings depending upon who is using them but to us it is our pledge to you that what we produce will be the best that we can provide.
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MAY ON THE FARM
Already half of this crazy month has flown by. May is always busy with fertilizing the pastures and bush hogging them to get rid of the unwanted early season weeds, mowing the chicken lots and the farm lane weekly, disking the winter grazed fields and planting summer grazing, and doing the normal chores and tasks that all farms have to do on a daily basis. One thing for sure, there isn’t much resting time during the spring months.
I know that everyone is concerned with the availability of meat. Corporate processing plants are still being affected by Covid-19 with some being temporarily closed and others working with reduced staffs due to the large number of people out sick. I’ve seen reports of some plants with 1,500 or more employees trying to run with 300 or more people out sick. In cases like this there is no way production can run at 100% capacity. In fact many of these plants are running below 50% capacity and expect to do so for several more weeks. In April, nationally, pork processing was running 57% of normal. At that level pork shortages can’t be avoided; the same is holding true for beef processing.