Land and Nutrient Management
New Fashion Pork and our related family farming business, BWT Holdings, are uncompromisingly committed to environmental stewardship. We take great care and pride in the preservation and conservation of our land and water resources.
Our Environmental Services (ES) team manages and oversees all aspects of our environmental operations. We actively pursue and implement proven, new technologies and engage in industry-wide research efforts that help protect our land, water and air resources. Our commitment includes fully complying with all Federal, State and Local rules, regulations, and zoning requirements, as well as acknowledging and committing to all "Good Neighbor" policies that govern our industry, our production practices and our environmental activities.
On a more practical level, our ES team coordinates all of our nutrient management activities. Not only do we produce a high-quality, wholesome product to eat, our hogs produce nutrients (manure) that, when carefully and accurately applied in an environmentally friendly manner, provides an excellent natural source of fertilizer for the crops which we produce.
Precision customized nutrient management plans are maintained for all of our farm sites. These plans comply with, and, in many cases, exceed all regulations governing nutrient usage and application. Our rigorous processes include the periodic inspection of all storage systems and the weekly monitoring of nutrient levels by our employees and growers. Annually, we test and analyze our nutrients to formulate environmentally-sound, agronomically-proven application rates for crop production. Each fall, our farm-based application teams carefully and safely apply these nutrients on our farmland and our grower's farmland, using state-of-the-art GPS-guided farm equipment. The application of these natural nutrients "closes the loop" on our hog and grain production systems by naturally enhancing crop yields and reducing the need for synthetic commercial fertilizers.
In short, New Fashion Pork and BWT Holdings are exceptionally proud of our demonstrated commitment to the environment and to the farming communities in which we serve.