Aug 20, 2021
A Vendor providing farm management services to Pederson’s – Gary Dial is the founder of Aberdeen Farms and Truebridge Foods. He is a veterinarian/professor who left academia and started his own business which works tirelessly to make 3 things happen within the operations he works with...better environment for pigs, consistent quality product, and financial feasibility!
He is a big reason our pork supply is Whole30 compliant!
(1:44) - Gary’s background and how he got into pig farming
(6:20) - The sanitizing process when working with pigs
(7:58) - Pigs are actually very clean animals
(9:12) - Gary’s commitment to the well-being of pigs
(16:22) - Staff training and Standard Operating Procedures
(17:11) - Misconceptions in Pig Farming
(21:04) - Gary Walks us through one of his farms
(25:25) - Farrowing and nursing pigs
(30:41) - Environmental differences between commercial and traditional farms
(32:38) - Gasses produced from manure and animals and their impact
(34:09) - What goes into the pig feed?
(35:20) - What grains or vegetable components make up the vegetarian-feed?
(36:39) - Profitability & Sustainability
(39:55) - Why don’t we expand this sustainable model faster?
(43:35) - Wrap Up
The Pederson's Natural Farms Podcast is produced by Johnny Peterson & Root and Roam.