SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK CARE, LIVESTOCK, & FAMILY FARM

Jim Burrus>ISM Interviews A-L>ISM Interviews A-L, Segment 6

SEGMENT: LIVESTOCK CARE, LIVESTOCK, & FAMILY FARM,

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MARKETING
Talks about how he sells the cattle, in mainly quarters and in halves and gives his WebPages.
FAMILY FARM
Talks about the farm being 619 acres, 31 acres of alfalfa, 150 acres of corn. Chores range from taking 2-3 hours in the winter and 1 hour in the summer.
LIVESTOCK
Tells how he transports the cattle to a processor in Northern Illinois. Chicken can be purchased at the farm, otherwise haul the chicken in the livestock trailer.
LIVESTOCK CARE
Talks about the cattle being healthier since starting the organic process. Veterinary bill was $0 the year before. Used to use fly control but it still attracted flies.
CHILDHOOD WORK
Did chores before school and had his own hogs when he was nine years old and did 4-H.
COLLEGE EDUCATION
Went to Lincoln Land Community College where he met his wife Mary of 39 years.
CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES
He and two boyhood friends, a boy named Dennis and another named Tom Patterson, would go ice skating on the creek and play in a cave on the ditch.