Berkshire Hogs

CDK is opening up a new chapter in their family farm by raising Berkshire pigs. Just as beef, quality is imperative. Therefore the decision was made to raise Berkshires hogs because of the rich flavor, juiciness, tenderness and beautiful marbling. They are also a hearty breed that can handle the weather changes of Northern Illinois.

We will raise our sows to farrow in larger pens that ensure the piglets are born in a protected environment. This allows the sow and her piglet’s freedom of movement not experienced at other farms. This low stress environment allows the piglets to get a good start in life by reducing stress.

Just like our belief with cattle, CDK DOES NOT use antibiotics to promote growth, or to control or mask diseases. CDK also does not add growth hormones to their animals. All animals are raised naturally.

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