Jake’s Country Meats
Nate and Lou Ann Robinson
Nate and Lou Ann Robinson have been farming in Cass County Michigan for 36 years. Nate is a sixth generation farmer. He is part of a lineage of farmers dedicated to agriculture and preserving it for future generations.
Environmentally sound practices have enabled us to maintain our pastures with rich grass for our animals. A Forest Stewardship Plan has helped us manage our woods and has encouraged new growth that provides cover for wild life, shade for the pigs, as well as trees for fire wood. Sound management practices for the fields and the forest help build a foundation for a sustainable farm; one that will be around for many years, for our children, grand children, and great grand children.
For 36 years we have raised our hogs outside on pasture and in barns with straw and hay for bedding as well as outdoor access. We do not feed or inject our hogs with antibiotics or hormones and they are fed a vegetarian diet of corn, soybean meal, vitamins and minerals.
The entire family is involved in some way on the farm. We definitely are a "family farm". Working together as a family presents many challenges; but at the same time, many rewards. We enjoy what we do and feel blessed that our children can have a place in it if they desire.