Illinois Livestock Development Group (ILDG) and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) are coordinating an Open House for a new 8,200 head wean to finish hog farm for Carl and Jody Clark nine miles west of Rossville, Illinois in Vermilion County on Thursday, April 6.
The Open House will be held from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, with a ribbon cutting will be held at 5:00 pm. Attendees can tour the two 4,100 head wean to finish barns and enjoy a free pork sandwich, chips and a drink.
The farm is located at 5586 E. 3550 North Rd, Rossville, IL. It is about 9 miles west of Rossville and IL Route 1, or 3 miles east of IL Route 49 on 3550 North Rd, five miles north of Armstrong.
Neighbors, community members, fellow farmers, and anyone with an interest in learning more about modern swine production are invited to attend. Attendees can see the latest products and technologies for swine care and environmental stewardship. The event is free and open to the public.
ILDG is a coalition of Illinois ag groups committed to expanding and growing the livestock industry. ILDG members include: IL Beef Association, IL Corn Marketing Board, IL Farm Bureau, IL Milk Producers’ Association, IL Pork Producers Association, and IL Soybean Association checkoff program. Part of the on-going efforts of ILDG is to help tell the positive story of livestock in Illinois. One way to accomplish this is helping plan and coordinate Open Houses for new livestock farms.
Other sponsors of the event are: AP, Birkey’s, Danner Construction, Eastern Illini Electric Co-op, EIP Manufacturing, EPS Buildings, The Equity, Illini FS, IL Pork Producers Association & the Pork Checkoff, Maximum Ag Technologies, QC Supply, Silver Bros. Concrete, Space Ray Heaters, United Prairie LLC, and Wieser Concrete.
For more information about the event contact Carl Clark at (217) 304-3152.