I am an actively involved member of our family farm, Brenneman Pork, in Washington, Iowa.
I was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, so I like to think that I have a unique “outsider” perspective of agriculture.
After graduating from high school in 2000, I went on to study Animal Science at Iowa State University. I graduated from Iowa State with my bachelor’s degree in 2004 and married my husband, Tim, that same year.
We decided to move back to help on his family’s hog operation – it was a big change for me but I was looking forward to this different lifestyle in the country.
I currently work full time in the farrowing house, helping the mother pigs give birth to their babies and taking care of the newborn piglets. I also assist in the data entry for the sow farm as well as help out in the fields during fall and spring.
My husband and I have two boys ages 2 and 7 who love life on the farm and working with the pigs.
I’m looking forward to sharing our life at Brenneman Pork with you through my photos, and hope this hope this unique approach provides a realistic, first-hand look at pork production. I appreciate your comments and feedback.
Erin BrennemanMy oldest son TJ loves to come out and help with the babies in the farrowing house on the weekends. While his favorite thing about helping is simply carrying around the "perfect" baby pig the whole time, he also loves putting the powder on the newborns to help dry them off. So many fantastic jobs in the farrowing house for a 7-year-old to occupy his busy little mind, as well as teach good responsibility and animal husbandry!View All Blogs »