Brian, B, Beezer – the childhood moniker may have stuck, but this kind young farmer is every bit of a responsible adult, raising hogs in his own two 2400 head barns in northwest Iowa.

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He owns and farms his own 80 acres, cares for his pigs, and works with his family.  He lives in a remodeled farmhouse with his new wife.  Raising hogs is more work than some people would sign up for, he said, but Beezer is proud to be living his dream.

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He enjoys choring in the morning and checking on the pigs in the evening.  I could tell he takes a lot of pride in his work.  I heard it in his voice when he talks about his animals, and I saw it in his barns – hands down the cleanest barn office I’ve ever seen!  Being his own boss is a definite perk, he thinks.

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Producers mark pigs for a variety of reasons, like if they are starting to show signs of sickness, or if they need to be moved to another pen. A mark on a pig helps you find it in the pen later.

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Beezer also marks the pigs that are his little buddies.  They love him right back.  So cute.

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Beezer’s ultimate goal is to be an independent farmer.  He’s well on his way and doing a great job.