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Farm Fresh Podcast: Caring for Cattle in the Cold

As the temperature drops, farmers work to keep their animals comfortable in the cold. Local farmer, Matt Witte, shares how he cares for cattle during the winter months.

Keeping cattle in good physical condition with high protein feed and plenty of water is an important part of keeping them warm.

Tune in to WJBC radio or stream it live online every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Pork Power

Tis the season for giving! Did you know Illinois Pork farmers have donated more than 437,000 pounds of pork – which is more than 1.75 MILLION servings Illinois residents 2008?

The program, called Pork Power, provides the donated ground pork to the seven regional food banks in Illinois.

Hear from central Illinois hog farmer, Art Lehmann, about the program and ways farmers are giving back to their local communities.

Tune in every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. to hear the Farm to Table Segment on WJBC radio.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Bring on the Beef

Quality beef starts on the farm with quality care and feed. In this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast, local farmer, Rick Dean, talks about the two new beef barns his family recently constructed to expand their cattle operation.

From keeping the animals comfortable to managing the manure for use as fertilizer, listen to the clip to hear the whole story about how the Dean family raises beef cattle.

Tune in to WJBC radio or stream it live online every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Bring on the Beef

Quality beef starts on the farm with quality care and feed. In this week’s Farm Fresh Podcast, local farmer, Rick Dean, talks about the two new beef barns his family recently constructed to expand their cattle operation.

From keeping the animals comfortable to managing the manure for use as fertilizer, listen to the clip to hear the whole story about how the Dean family raises beef cattle.

Tune in to WJBC radio or stream it live online every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment.

Farm Fresh Podcast: Milk Makers

Matt & Jenna Kilgus bottle milk from their family's herd of Jersey dairy cows right on their farm near Fairbury. Photo courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau

Matt & Jenna Kilgus bottle milk from their family’s herd of Jersey dairy cows right on their farm near Fairbury. Photo courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau

Kilgus Farmstead bottles milk from their herd of Jersey dairy cows right on the farm near Fairbury. As the only on-farm bottling facility in Illinois, farmers Matt & Jenna Kilgus and their family are carving out a niche for their dairy products.

Check out the story in this week’s interview with Matt Kilgus below – or go see the milk bottling process for yourself with a visit to the farmstead store! Click here to learn more.

Tune in to WJBC every Wednesday at 12:45 p.m. for the Farm to Table segment.

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