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Reicks View Farms was founded by Dale and Laura Reicks in 1979 near the small town of Jerico, Iowa. As 5th generation pork producers, they began with 240 acres of corn along with 200 sows. Today, Reicks View Farms prides itself on being a family farm. Dale and Laura, their children, Brady and Kaylie, along with over 300 employees and 130 production partners continue to farm corn as well as produce top quality pork.

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Working hard through covid-19

As processing plants were closed and are re-opnening from the impact of COVID-19, challenges have arise for hog producers across the country. 

“When Tyson Foods in Waterloo, which is where about 70% of our hogs go, shut down that was difficult for us,” Brady Reicks said. “Human safety is always first, but we also have animals that have to go somewhere at some point.” 

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Difficult times leads to stronger communities

Whenever there is a need, we try to help in any way we can. When COVID-19 started spreading across Iowa in early March, we knew it was our duty to help. 
 
We searched through supplies in each department and pulled together a total of 2,000 N95 masks. The masks were distributed to six local hospitals in the surrounding communities of Northeast Iowa including: Regional Health Services (Cresco) , MercyOne (New Hampton), Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah), Gundersen Lutheran (Decorah), Gundersen Palmer Lutheran (West Union), and Community Memorial (Sumner).
After the N95 masks were dispersed, we kept hearing about more healthcare facilities that were in need of face masks. We then decided to donate the materials for community members to make them; which then could be given to healthcare workers. “All of the employees at Reicks View Farms wanted to help. They helped make the face masks and had family members that were more than happy to sew them,” said Ashley Moore, Communications Coordinator.

Raising their own

One thing Iowans know, if you want to make a good pork tenderloin sandwich, you better start wtih good meat. At The Pub at the Pinicon in New Hampton, winners of the 2019 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa contest, they know their pork quality is high becasue they raised it themselves.

Today, the Reicks View Farms family raises approximately 1.5 million market hogs annually, contracts with more than 100 finishing barns, many built by the Reicks’ own construction copmany, all in northeast Iowa. They employ about 325 people across the businesses and grow row crops on more than 10,000 acres.

A lot of what we do is aimed at keeping opportunities available in rural Iowa, especially for young people,” Brady said. “We build our own barns, hire local contractors for that, and work with local farmers to raise our hogs.”

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The Pub at the Pinicon awarded 2019's Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa!

The Pub at the Pinicon Restaurant in New Hampton, IA was awarded the 2019 Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa. The Pork Tenderloin includes a half pound of center cut, pork tenderloin, seasoned, and cooked to perfection. Dale and Laura Reicks own The Pub at the Pinicon and source all pork locally from Reicks View Farms.

“Knowing how important the pork industry is in Iowa and knowing how much Iowans love a good pork tenderloin, this is a badge of honor for our restaurant,” said Phil Zwanziger, manager of The Pub. Click below to read more about The Pub at the Pinicon and the Best Breaded Pork Tenderloin in Iowa!

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reicks view farms raises $75,000 for veterans in need!

No veteran should be left behind. That is the mission behind the organization of the Family Alliance for Veterans of America (FAVA). FAVA helps veterans and their families in critical times of need by providing assistance, support, information, and education.

When Reicks View Farms heard how FAVA was in need of help, they quickly jumped on it. They had decided to host the 1st Annual Flag Day Fundraiser on Friday, June 14th at The Pub in New Hampton, IA to raise money or local veterans in need. The 1st Annual Flag Day Fundraiser ended up being a huge success with raising $75,000! Reicks View Farms is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be able to give back to the veterans who served our country proudly, and for all the sponsors that helped contribute that made the event possible.

U.S. pork industry to show We Care even more in 2019

For decades, the U.S. pork industry has recognized the importance of advancing responsible production practices to keep pace with the changing marketplace. During 2018, a We Care task force, comprised of leaders from across the industry, was formed to provide guidance to the National Pork Board and the National Pork Producers Council boards of directors on advancing the industry’s decade-long commitment to the We Care ethical principles as the sustainability platform for U.S. pig production.

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20 Years of Partnerships

Reicks View Farms was founded in 1979 by Dale and Laura Reicks. 40 years today, we wouldn’t be where we are without the vital partnership of contract growers. Thank you to Bruce Buchheit, Roger & Diane Reicks, and Ron Maher for your 20 years of service and for helping produce high quality meat for families across rural America.

 

Pictured from left to right: Bruce Buchheit, Barry Reicks (son of Roger and Diane Reicks), Dale Reicks, Matt Maher and Jared Maher (sons of Ron Maher).