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, Bodee 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.