Meet Tim Denner, one of our wonderful employees here at Circle B Ranch. Tim is incredibly experienced; he was raised on a farm and has been farming for pretty much his whole life, aside from a stint as a local gas delivery driver for Brooks Gas. As a child, he helped his father milk cows and raise hogs. Tim says he has returned to farming as an adult because he loves working outside, taking care of the animals, seeing them grow from piglets into hogs, and knowing that his work is helping feed his fellow Americans. Working with the pigs is also a new experience for him each and every day because it teaches patience as he is always learning something new.Tim’s typical day starts out at 7:30 a.m. First, he feeds and waters the hogs and checks on the sows to see if any new piglets have arrived. Next, he helps build fences for new pastures and sorts and moves hogs into various pens depending upon their size, age, and weight. He also weed eats under and around all of the fences to keep the pens neat, clean, and in working order. At about 4 p.m. he feeds and waters the hogs again. His main daily duties include taking care of the hogs—feeding, watering, sorting—and loading them when they go for processing.
When asked about his thoughts on working at Circle B Ranch, Tim told us that he loves to work here because we don’t treat him like an employee. WE TREAT HIM LIKE FAMILY! And that’s another reason why he loves his job. He likes working in a family environment, and the work allows him to spend more time with his daughter and his son who also work here at the farm. Tim says John and I are like family to him as well. Working here is like being a part of one big happy family. This makes his job great, and he hopes to be working with us for a long time.John and I can agree with the sentiment. We consider Tim to be a part of our Circle B Family, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you for everything you do here, Tim. We hope you continue to be a part of Circle B for a long time. [ ... ]