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Black Friday Specials! Don’t Miss these Deals!

Breakfast Bundle – Only available on Black Friday!          These deals are available on Friday – Monday!   

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Why choose Humane Farmed Products?

Who knew a few  years ago that John and I would be in Missouri raising Heritage Berkshire Hogs? When John came home and said that our property was conducive to raising Berkshire Hogs, I immediately imagined hogs in knee deep mud and a really awful odor. We went […]

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The Best or the Worst of Us

  I was reading a blog the other day that really made me stop and think, and it has stuck in my mind ever since. Ultimately, the article discussed euthanasia, specifically when it is appropriate to employ it or forgo it. But the most interesting thing about the […]

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BIG JOHN: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

For those of you who don’t know him, let me introduce you to John Backes, co-founder of Circle B Ranch. He began his life in New Jersey where he developed a love for the outdoors and a passion for the slow-food movement. Since then, he has held […]

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Nitrites VS Nitrates

As you already know, Circle B Ranch believes in consumer awareness when it comes to food. We are completely open to questions about our products. We will discuss our opinions with you in detail.  We do not skip over the more controversial aspects of pork production. Because […]

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Why should I care about how pigs grow up?

We had such a great response to our blog, Questions to Ask at a Farmer’s Market, that we wanted to follow it up with more questions and information. We are extremely passionate about what we do, how we raise our hogs and treating them more then just […]

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Winter Hog Farming on Circle B Ranch

 The winter months are a true test of a farmers skill and work capacity. The winter brings frozen waterers’,  hard starting trucks and tractors and breakdowns.  Everything runs easy in warm weather and it seems like it takes twice as long to accomplish anything in winter! Even […]

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How did we get to Southwest Missouri??

Go figure !  Having been a New Jersey resident all my life the last thing I thought I would be doing at 55 years of age was moving to rural Missouri. Our move from west central New Jersey to SW Missouri was a return to what NJ used to […]

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Questions to Ask at a Farmer’s Market

When a consumer shops at a farmer’s market, he or she often has expectations about the products sold there. He or she might think that these goods are healthier or more wholesome, or the customer may feel the foodstuffs taste better as they are not produced in […]

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Big John’s BBQ Sauce & Barbecue Season is Here

Fathers Day, Graduation Party, Party on the Beach, Family Reunion.  What do all these days have in common?  BBQ’s?  What could be easier than Baby Rack ribs? Serves 4-6 people. 2-Racks of Baby Back Ribs or pork ribs. Liberally salt and pepper the 2-racks. Wrap tightly with […]

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Circle B Ranch, LLC
RR2 Box 2824
Seymour, MO 65746
Phone: 417-683-0271