Legacy Farm: Meet the Real Pig Farmers of America

Legacy Farm: Meet the Real Pig Farmers of America


Probably will not retire…probably just slow
down. Oh, probably when I turn 90. (Music) My name is Albert Columbus Beatty. I am 73-years old and right now we are at
AA&S Farms. Ada is my wife, Sonya is my daughter. This farm has been in my family since 1880. My father’s father farmed and my great-grandfather. All of them were pig farmers at some time
or another. Pig farming is in my blood. It is just about like being an addict. My favorite part about being a pig farmer
is whenever the pigs first come to the farm. I guess it’s about like becoming a new father. You got all these little pigs, some of them
you almost have to put their mouth to the water because they’ve never had to do it before
so that’s very interesting to do stuff like that and see how short a period of time it
is before they catch on and find out where they’re really supposed to get their water
and get their feed. The reason I do what I do is because I love
it. When I was growing up, my grandfather and
my father always specialized in farming. You’re supposed to receive the soil, take
care of the soil, make it as productive as possible, and leave it in a better condition
than it was when you found it. It means a lot to me to be farming the land
that my great-great grandfather had and continue to do what they started out doing. It’s a legacy that they’ve started and we’re
still going on with it today. (Music)

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