LaPryor Farms is located in Ottawa, IL.
Owned and operated by Mark & Kristin Boe.
La Pryor Farms is a small family farm located in Ottawa, IL. Our goal is
striving for excellence in producing fine quality pork and beef. We selected
specific breeds for both our hog and cattle operations based primarily on
eating qualities; marbling, tenderness and juiciness being the main traits of
selection. Other reasons for our specific breeds of choice were for mothering
ability, growth, production and docility.
We grow and harvest our own NON-GMO corn which is fed to all hogs and
cattle on our farm. We do not feed any antibiotics or hormones in our livestock
Herd health is an important factor for sustainable livestock production. We
take precautionary steps in preventing diseases in our livestock. By having
healthy livestock, it maximizes production reproductively and well as growth in
our market hogs and cattle.
Grazing management is crucial in maintaining pasture for our breeding cattle
herd. It’s important to rotate paddocks to maximize re-growth.
During the summer months we round bale water ways that would otherwise go
idle. Our cattle are then fed the grass round bales in the winter months when
the pastures are dormant. In addition, we run our breeding cattle on our NON-
GMO cornstalks which they also consume in the winter months. This helps in
cleaning any corn that was left behind after combining and as well as cleaning
up extra stalk trash.
The manure from our pig lots is spread on our crop ground for an added
source of natural fertilizer. Which, our crops (soybean & corn) utilize in the
We feel that having a direct relationship with the farmer who produces your
food is extremely important to good health, good stewardship of the land and
the importance of preserving purebred livestock for future generations.
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