The Slagel family has been raising livestock in central Illinois for generations. The farmstead we currently operate (LouisJohn Slagel, my wife Leslie and our children: Branson, Colton, Amandrea, Declan, Cainan, and Harlan) is only a mile away from the farm where our great-great grandfather settled in 1888. Sam Slagel purchased the original farm on November 1st, 1888, and the Slagel family has raised livestock there ever since. My dad, Dennis, my mom, and one of my younger brothers live and work on a farmstead about five miles from us. My brother Logan, his wife Rachel, and their two children, Bodie and Gloria, live on a farmstead about a mile from us. We all work together to run a small, diversified farm raising hogs, cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits, corn, soybeans, hay, and pumpkins. Over the generations, instead of modernizing all aspects of the operation, we concentrated on operating a smaller scale farm which focused more on quality rather than mass production. We control every aspect of our operation from breeding and genetics to the feed rations fed to the livestock. By combining the correct components, we can present you with consistent, high quality, wholesome meat products all the time.
LouisJohn and Leslie Slagel, along with Logan and Rachel Slagel, are the fifth generation of Slagels who make their living farming in central Illinois. Between the two of us, we run the farm and operate the meat processing and sales area of our family operation. We work hand in hand with other members of our family who are involved in the day-to-day operations on the farm. Livestock require a very large time investment and are cared for by a number of family members.
We all work long hours throughout the day to give our animals the best of care. Our farm is operated similar to when our grandparents were farming, which means instead of building large high-tech factory farms, we still raise our livestock the good old-fashioned way which results in wholesome, quality products for your family to enjoy.
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