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Grower Spotlight: Shanon's Story

by Allen Reynolds December 18, 2019

We know there are countless farmers who are fighting for their livelihoods in the face of disease and outbreak. During the Christmas season, the strain can feel even heavier.

Shanon, a poultry farmer in GA, shares his story of carrying on his grandfathers' legacies, risking it all and overcoming dermatitis without losing the farm.

 

 

Both of Shanon's grandfathers were farmers, and it had always been his dream to have a farm of his own. He was called to ministry in his early years, but when an opportunity came along for him to become a chicken farmer, he took the huge step of faith and bought a farm, using his granddad's farm as collateral.  

December 2014 brought an entirely new test to his faith. The fifth week of his flock, almost-full-grown birds began dying by the hundreds. His next flock came along, and everything was fine until week five, and he relived the same plague-like experience—dermatitis had hit his birds and his business. At the suggestion of several people, he tried one more flock and saw the same results. He knew if this happened once more, he would have nothing left. He knew his farm wouldn't make it and neither would his stamina.

After an intensive clean out and treatment with Litter Life, his next flock survived. Fifteen months later, he had not had any recurrence of dermatitis. Shanon's farm is thriving today.

Maybe you know Shanon's story all too well because you've lived it—or you're in the middle of it. Here at Southland Organics, we exist to help make more success stories like these possible. If you need help, we're here. Connect with me, Allen Reynolds, at 800-608-3755 or allen@southlandorganics.com.

 

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Check out our Grower Spotlight on mom, wife, wedding venue owner, and poultry grower, Tiffany Hodges: https://www.southlandorganics.com/blogs/poultry-biosecurity/grower-spotlight-tiffany-hodges.





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