Jude Becker is a sixth-generation hog and row crop farmer based in Eastern Iowa. Since graduating from Iowa State University in 1999, he’s worked in the organic pork industry, and is one of the few US growers raising live animals, and slaughtering, distributing, and direct marketing niche pork, on a commercial scale.
Jude’s organic pork production and sales model is based on knowledge acquired while traveling, working, and studying in Denmark and England. His philosophy is to offer his animals a near-natural environment in which they can express natural behavior, while maintaining control over breeding and growth to maintain economic sustainability. This model has been refined and developed over many years, in close collaboration with the engineering expertise of Pig Equipment.