We Toured a Hog Farm!


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  • The Yard Dogs
    The Yard Dogs  4 months back

    Awesome field trip I'm a city boy that is something I would have never seen thanks for sharing. Carl

    • Norm and Kathy Drissel
      Norm and Kathy Drissel  4 months back

      MN Millennial Farmer (

    • Chris Spence
      Chris Spence  4 months back

      So cool was starting to miss your videos I like the long ones and interesting . How’s your stands of corn doing ? Progress report on the farm Would be cool . Thanks a lot

    • The Yard Dogs
      The Yard Dogs  4 months back

      @Steven Horne
      At least he did ask a couple of questions. Carl

    • Steven Horne
      Steven Horne  4 months back

      Onyx looks really excited to be there. I'm sure that during the entire school year he was dreaming about seeing a pig farm over his summer vacation. Luckily, I was able to use the "fast forward" button.

    • The Yard Dogs
      The Yard Dogs  4 months back

      @Millennial Farmer
      I fo have a you tub channel also it's called The Yard Dogs were do metal detecting. Carl

  • Barbara Stedillie
    Barbara Stedillie  1 days back

    Coming from a long line of ranchers (not me personally, unfortunately, but my parents, grandparents, relatives, etc.), I’m familiar with ranching operations...back then!! Holy moly, it’s absolutely amazing how the farming and ranching industry has gone so high tech. Your guys knowledge blows me away!! I’m learning so much about these businesses, and loving every minute of the experience! Thanks for sharing your worlds, city folk should be watching this....I think it would bring a little reality into their world!

    • Ezekiel Knapp
      Ezekiel Knapp  2 days back

      Slowly lower the temperature everyday getting ready for the freezer.

      • Akcd11r2002
        Akcd11r2002  3 days back

        I need to leave I.T. with the quickness and step into this world.

        • Ramona Wendt
          Ramona Wendt  3 days back

          So, the pigs do not get to be pigs at all. Wow. How about a natural life? These pigs have no immune system because they are kept as sterile as possible. Keeping them clean is fine, but, it is not natural for a pig. But, whatever makes your boat float.

          • Billy Roberts
            Billy Roberts  7 days back

            🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓🥓 all I have to say

            • J Bartels
              J Bartels  1 weeks back

              Similar barn size and ventilation as my dairy barn. Same ceiling ventilation and tunnel in warm weather. What size are the exhaust fans?

              • Robert Regan
                Robert Regan  1 weeks back

                CAFOs, creating crap food the world over.

                • Chris Buss
                  Chris Buss  1 weeks back

                  theses videos on all kinds of farming are cool. time for some pork chops and bacon

                  • Rise and Shine
                    Rise and Shine  2 weeks back

                    Get that man a hat, he's redder than a beet.

                    • EastCoast.30Cal
                      EastCoast.30Cal  2 weeks back

                      We need "Country of Origin" labeling laws in the USA... I only want to eat my pork, beef, and chicken from farms like this one. I've heard stories of how filthy other countries can be when it comes to livestock. I would be pretty darn happy if 100% of my food was produced by American and Canadian farm(er)s.

                      • Roger Weaver
                        Roger Weaver  3 weeks back

                        Seth is very passionate.

                        • Billy Roesch
                          Billy Roesch  3 weeks back

                          Around 100 slices if its cut thin.

                          • WoolyBuck
                            WoolyBuck  4 weeks back

                            Does this hog farm recycle the manure into methane to run any of their electrical and heating systems? I can see an operation like theirs being totally self sufficient and go completely off grid. Cheers....

                            • WWG1WGA
                              WWG1WGA  4 weeks back

                              A pig has the same intelligence and emotional level as a German Shepherd, which is roughly the same level as a 3 year old human child, a toddler. Enjoy your bacon.

                              • Licketysplit NW Iowa
                                Licketysplit NW Iowa  4 weeks back

                                Great video...

                                • ken birkin
                                  ken birkin  4 weeks back

                                  I had 13 pigs once,

                                  • Latinos Over 40
                                    Latinos Over 40  1 months back

                                    Seth needs his own Youtube channel ... thanks for sharing ... :-)

                                    • T J Ingram
                                      T J Ingram  1 months back

                                      🥓 bacon and sausage patties ......

                                      • Rich Miranda
                                        Rich Miranda  1 months back

                                        They was really entertaining!

                                        • brandon krause
                                          brandon krause  1 months back

                                          Nice farm tour!! Should do more of these man very educational!!

                                          • Beau Fleischhacker
                                            Beau Fleischhacker  1 months back

                                            Really sad that there is no money in pig farming anymore

                                            • TimmyTeaBag
                                              TimmyTeaBag  1 months back

                                              Beau Fleischhacker if you do it right there’s money to be made

                                          • Brp Fan
                                            Brp Fan  1 months back

                                            Good video Zach! It’s a bit different then when we raised hogs on the farm in the 70s! Very information! Thanks Guys! Very cool that Onyx enjoyed it too and came up with some very good questions! Way to go Onyx!! Love the bacon question!! 👍👍

                                            • Stanley Banks
                                              Stanley Banks  1 months back

                                              Lies at 23:56 and thought propaganda to make you feel good about growth hormone.

                                              • Jacob Spannbauer
                                                Jacob Spannbauer  1 months back

                                                lmao he sounded so excited were are we onyx? a hog farm (sounding like great dad now I'm gonna be bored) lol

                                                • Todd Weatherly
                                                  Todd Weatherly  1 months back

                                                  Wow. This is great! Thanks for the information

                                                  • Sam Wagner
                                                    Sam Wagner  1 months back

                                                    I occasionally have to drive through a pig town for work and it always stinks, but you never see any pigs. Now I know why! They’re venting all that nastiness outside!

                                                    • Julian Staubli
                                                      Julian Staubli  1 months back

                                                      he talked about them not being equipped to survive a Minnesota Winter and i just wanna get this off my chest: Theyre only not able to survive because of the breeding weve been doing to these animals. they are now meat producing unita and not really animals anymore if you ask me. we could argue about that being right or wrong all day long but the fact is that theres less and less diversity in animal breeds. not only pigs but also cows and chickens have been bred to just produce and work at maximum efficiency and we need that to feed the world but on the other hand i think its important that there are also farmers that keep livestock which isnt bred to or even capable of yielding max amounts of a product.

                                                      • Banana Phone
                                                        Banana Phone  2 months back

                                                        The Skittles thing, I was thinking similar. That's calories and nutrition. Blended with other things, it would work as animal feed. Waste not, want not. Of course, the general public is so distanced from their food that they generally only have a basic idea of where the food comes from and how that food was produced. If feed costs too much, the price of the end product goes up, the customer complains or even buys something else, everyone suffers. So long as the animals have a balanced diet and a reasonable life, all's good. I'm very sure farmers weren't feeding Skittles straight to cows. That would probably make them sick or even kill them. Of course they're not going to do that, that's lost money.

                                                        • d fobroy
                                                          d fobroy  2 months back

                                                          mmmmmmmmmmmm BACON nothing else to say

                                                          • Lucas Sanches
                                                            Lucas Sanches  2 months back

                                                            Hello. Nice job.
                                                            I am from Brazil, and understand very little english, but I always watch your video.
                                                            I am happy to know that there in the United States the family still is tradicional.
                                                            Very nice.

                                                            • Robert Payne
                                                              Robert Payne  2 months back

                                                              My uncle was wiped out by hog cholera in the early 60's primarily because bio-security was unheard of.. I think he introduced by going to a sale buying some pigs and not having a quarantine area before introducing them to the herd....

                                                              • Greg Tanner
                                                                Greg Tanner  2 months back

                                                                Professional video did not know we could get that much bacon from a Pig

                                                                • Nehru B
                                                                  Nehru B  2 months back

                                                                  He said there are 10 pens with 120 pigs @70-80 lbs, does anyone know what are the dimensions of these pens?

                                                                  • TGSGAMER360
                                                                    TGSGAMER360  2 months back

                                                                    mmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bacon

                                                                    • Brian G. Lee
                                                                      Brian G. Lee  2 months back

                                                                      Technology has made the job easier the feed batching system is very similar to my job in a Chemical plant

                                                                      • Jonathan Baird
                                                                        Jonathan Baird  2 months back

                                                                        I can't understate how important all of your work is. I feel the biggest cause of division in this country and the world is a lack of perspective, and you're giving us a whole lot of it. Thanks for all of this, Zach.

                                                                        • John Taylor
                                                                          John Taylor  2 months back

                                                                          Good chance i welded those feeders lol

                                                                          • MR. Am
                                                                            MR. Am  2 months back

                                                                            Wow they have there pigs together. The amount of home work and research they do is amazing. Awesome field trip. Very educational. Thank you.

                                                                            • MrCoryde
                                                                              MrCoryde  2 months back

                                                                              I myself prefer pasture raised. Confinement hogs taste nasty.

                                                                              • tamim egypt
                                                                                tamim egypt  3 months back

                                                                                good man

                                                                                • GalactiNaut
                                                                                  GalactiNaut  3 months back

                                                                                  Because people are picturing them eating a straight bowl of skittles, instead of cow lucky charms.

                                                                                  • Paul Johnson
                                                                                    Paul Johnson  3 months back

                                                                                    Thank you for the videos.

                                                                                    • Tim Duthie
                                                                                      Tim Duthie  3 months back

                                                                                      I just don't understand why you guys don't use the metric system.

                                                                                      • Gamebreaker08
                                                                                        Gamebreaker08  3 months back

                                                                                        Just think all of those pigs are going to get slaughtered

                                                                                        • john hoeppner
                                                                                          john hoeppner  3 months back

                                                                                          Efficiency may not be the term.. convenience is a better term.. pastured animals are efficient, cafos are convenient..

                                                                                          • john hoeppner
                                                                                            john hoeppner  3 months back

                                                                                            @Millennial Farmeryes obviously.. you can raise more on less space with cafos but that has nothing to do with efficiency if your consuming significantly more energy and depending on regulations, them barns are extremely expensive and the infrastructure needed to feed and dispose of the material is expensive, the constant on guard knowing if one gets sick it will spread like wildfire ie massive vet bills. Yes you need more land to pasture hogs, but you need less feed, low vet bill's if any, with intensive grazing no manure issues and a healthy cycle. So what is efficient in the end.. we have these cafos here, all the "farmer's" simply raise tysons hogs, what's the profit margin with one barn nothing really. To make money you need multiple barns now your in it millions for a decent income. How is this efficient?

                                                                                          • Millennial Farmer
                                                                                            Millennial Farmer   3 months back

                                                                                            I'm not even sure how to respond to that. You think pastured hogs are more efficient? Do you really believe that?

                                                                                        • James McKay
                                                                                          James McKay  3 months back

                                                                                          how do guys like you all get so smart.? I am impresses. Keep up the great videos. JIM mCkAY

                                                                                          • Saltysteele
                                                                                            Saltysteele  3 months back

                                                                                            Okay, so no hormones, but what about paylean? That's what I was waiting to hear. Hormones/steroids are a myth in the hog industry now.
                                                                                            I've seen the explosive growth with paylean, and question the safety to humans consuming the meat. The growth rate is unnatural and there is no withdrawal period.
                                                                                            Oh, and distillers grain? Increases pit grasses and the smell of hog farms at least by double. The meat is also less firm and is "greasy." I'm not talking the firmness of the cooked meat, I'm saying the raw meat. You can cut a chop off the loin, and it just flops over, the fat just slippery on your fingers. Cut a chop off a non-distillers grain hog and it will stand on its edge, the fat firm (This is all cold carcass). I've butchered both, including the DG/paylean garbage from the outfit that bought my dad's farm when he retired- also worked part time for them for just over a year. Distinct difference. The pit gases were horrible! Had to use surfactant to keep the pits from bubbling up above the slats (floor). They also had their own feedmill producing feed for themselves and others, business guys, same thing as these guys
                                                                                            I'm not saying this guy is involved in any shady practices, I believe he's on the up and up. They all have to do it now, thanks to our economy and the minimal reimbursement farmers receive. The consumer likes to complain about all the S-tty food out there, then make a mad dash for their chicken nuggets and big mac's.
                                                                                            People only want cheap, then want to complain about everything a farmer has to do to give them cheap. Like antibiotics- you expect a farmer to pay the bills after he loses a barn of hogs because you want no antibiotics? (Or, if doesn't lose the hogs, that illnesses sets him back weeks) Scours, ecoli infections, greasy pig- devastating without treatment.
                                                                                            I'm for the farmer, but disagree with the pressures that force him to raise an inferior product. My dad, grandfather and uncle were hog farmers. I'm not a farmer, because we saw money hungry corps like Sarah Lee and Tyson move in with their million-sow units and flood the market with pork. "Small" (1k sow) units just had the carpet ripped from under them.
                                                                                            I'm just thankful that my brother started his own small farm after finding the niche market of people who understand the value of GOOD pork. I don't have to buy that mediocre product at the store, pale, limp, no intramuscular marbling, bland. Again, not attacking this guy, but those hogs are bred for one thing- as little fat as possible, as much lean meat as possible, as quickly as possible. Those hogs HAVE to be raised in barns, the same way a Chihuahua has to be a house dog. Can't tolerate heat, can't tolerate cold. There's no comparison between what you find in the store compared to a naturally raised berk or duroc. It's like comparing a sizzler from your local save-a-lot to a Kobe steak. Unfortunately, there is no room for quality in the mass market.
                                                                                            Again, I'm not attacking this guy, his unit is up to snuff and I can see they're doing the best they can and they know what they're doing. Our units looked identical to his before my dad retired. I guess my frustration lies with the American consumer.