Newman Farm, located in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, is owned and managed by Mark and Rita Newman. Their farm is one of the few pork farms left in southern Missouri. Both Mark and Rita have been involved with farming since they were children. Mark began farming in high school, as a member of the Future Farmers of America program. Mark, Rita and their grown children Chris, Susan, Courtney and David, believe strongly in the values of family farming.
The Newman’s have been involved in outdoor pork production since 1968. They began raising high quality 100% purebred Berkshire pigs on pasture in the mid 1990s, the only of its kind in the US. Today they have a thousand pigs which roam freely on this sprawling farm, and new piglets are born every day. They have plenty of fresh air, sunshine, and water, which also contribute to the rich pork color and excellent marbling.
The pigs receive only the highest quality feed rations or corn- soybean meal along with vitamins and mineral supplements. The pigs are completely free of growth promotants, animal protein by-products, or sub-therapeutic antibiotics. Through selective breeding, meat quality testing, and topnotch production standards the Newman family has been able to produce the highest quality pork product, which imparts a sweet, tender, juicy, and simply different flavor than any other pork. At Newman Farm they take pork production seriously and believe that quality pork begins at the farm and ends with satisfied consumers.
Each week Mark Newman drives 8 hours each way to transport his Berkshires to the processing house in Trimble, Missouri. All animals are handled and transported according to Humane Farm Animal Care Standards. Mark comments, “A lot of people wouldn’t do it,” but he and Rita understand the value of small family farms. Mark continues his work because he derives personal satisfaction from it. Seeing the end result is a unique and wonderful thing for him. In Mark’s own words: “You gotta have it in your heart or you’re never gonna make it.”
Thanks to a partnership that began in 2005, Newman Berkshire pork is sold exclusively through Heritage Foods USA.
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“Newman Heritage Pork Farm is guaranteed as Certified Humane.”
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