Seaboard Energy, a Seaboard Corporation business, repurposes animal fat from Seaboard Foods to produce biodiesel in their plant in Guymon, Okla. They produce biodiesel from vegetable oil in their plant in St. Joseph, Mo. The company currently owns and operates two biodiesel plants with a combined annual production capacity of 75 million gallons.
Lagoons are one of our manure management strategies. We follow local and state environmental laws to maintain levels of our lagoons and apply the effluent to neighboring crop fields. Our manure provides essential crop nutrients often found only in specialty commercial fertilizers.
We conserve water use by recycling it from our lagoons to flush our manure pits under the farm. The continuum of water management conserves freshwater resources while keeping the manure pits maintained.
Our operations compost materials to use as soil amendments for farmers in the community.
Natural Resource Conservation
We partner with local farmers to provide a balance of natural fertilizer and organic matter they need for their fields. Our conservation practices help them maintain soil stability and long-term health of their farming operation.
Along with water recycling in our manure management practices, our proactive approach to water conservation includes weekly farm inspections and changing the style of drinkers so pigs don’t waste fresh water when they drink.
Our team members monitor the air quality daily in our farms with ventilation systems. They check the moisture levels in the farms, fan speed and temperatures to ensure all animals are healthy and comfortable.
Since the connected system is much more than raising pigs, we train employees who work in our farms, our maintenance teams and the land and nutrient resources department about our commitment to the environment. Employees are trained on our high standards of environmental sustainability and water and waste management.
We evaluate our performance at every stage of the connected system. We perform extensive audits on our farms to maintain our feed and water lines, the quality and consistency of manure applications and much more.
We use internal resources and external data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the United States Geological Survey to understand where environmental threats may exist in neighboring fields. We also identify where power lines and wells are so we can safely apply effluent to fields.
We own grassland for birds and big game to thrive.
We follow local and state regulations to safely dispose waste. We use multiple systems to handle and process biological waste in a safe and efficient manner.