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Beutler Farms, LLC was established in 2011 when Kim and Doug Beutler pursued their lifelong dream and moved into their house just three miles into Whitley County off County Road 14. With 12.3 acres of land at their disposal, Doug and Kim began to research what to do with their new land.
Doug came across a book entitled "You Can Farm" by Joel Salatin which highlighted an alternative kind of farming known as "natural farming." This alternative to the mass production of meat and straight rows of corn highlights a farm lifestyle that anyone can do.
At the same time, Doug came across research revealing how growth hormones, antibiotics, salmonella, e-coli, and even arsenic are getting into our meat supply from mass production farming and ending up in our local grocery stores.
"I’m not a doctor or a researcher but I knew that didn't sound good and I thought maybe I could help," said Doug Beutler.
So after some research, in the year 2012, Beutler Farms processed and sold 91 free range chickens on the Farm. In 2015, Beutler Farms had another great year processing 250 chickens, raising and butchering 2 Black Angus steers, and producing all natural vegetables. In 2017 we increased to 300 chickens processed for meat and 3 grass fed and finished Black Angus steers. In 2018 Beutler Farms, LLC became an official company. Also in 2018 Beutler Farms, LLC won the 2018 Best of Columbia City Award in the Farm category by the Columbia City Award Program. Obviously 2020 and 2021 were a challenge. We had to make several changes in 2020-2022 because of the Covid-19 virus but we did survive those challenges. During this time we began selling all natural eggs. In 2023 we are making some big changes. First, because of unforeseen events we were forced to discontinue our beef production. Secondly, we have brought on a partner for the farm. His name is Brian Quigley. He is my son-n-law and has been involved in the farm for several years now. In our attempt to continue to provide high quality free range chicken meat and grass fed beef in the future I felt like this was the best way to assure that would happen. Finally, we are excited about making plans to bring beef back into our operation, Dexter beef to be exact, but more information will come when it is available for this new adventure for 2023.
Meet the Family
The Beutler Farms Family. (The Tony Jacobs family, the Brian Quigley family, the Rudy Mahara family, Kyle Beutler family, the Josh Jones family, and Doug & Kim Beutler.
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