Steve Rommereim and his wife, Charlotte raise hogs, cattle, soybeans and corn near Alcester, in the southeast corner of South Dakota. Steve and Charlotte are the fifth generation to raise crops, livestock and families on their land in Alcester. They raised their two daughters on the farm.
More than 200 South Dakota farms have been formally recognized as being at least 125 years old. More than 2,600 South Dakota farms have already been recognized as being at least 100 years old, and another 45 will be added to the list at the SD State Fair in August of 2012.
Do animals raised for meat live in inhumane conditions? Healthy, content animals are simply good business for farmers and the well-being of their animals is a very high priority. Farmers and ranchers are constantly exploring new ways to raise their animals in the best way. Many participate in stewardship and certification programs that ensure the good care of their animals, according to the Animal Agriculture Alliance.