| About Us
The three blond, look-alike romance cover models - the Bartling brothers
Jim, Kurt and Kris - are also known as the most famous hog farmers in the
Fans cherish the Bartling posters and the numerous romance
book covers showing them as Vikings, cowboys and medieval knights. The
brothers were discovered by Kathryn Falk during a book tour in the midwest.
When they accepted her invitation to the 1994 Nashville Booklovers' Convention,
they made their memorable debut.
Who will ever forget photos of the three brothers outfitted in white
togas, dancing the night away with ecstatic readers? They were spotted
at the convention by "Hard Copy," "Extra," "CBS
News" and even a German television company that sent them to Europe
for a round of shows and appearances.
Unlike typical models, who spend hours in the health club pumping iron,
the Bartlings need only to work out on the family spread to keep in shape.
They rise with the sun, put in a daily 12-hour workout doing construction,
supervising the feeding, checking water lines, and maintaining the corn
When the Bartlings' great-grandfather immigrated to Nebraska from Germany
in the late 1800s, he brought with him the knowledge which he had acquired
from his father before him... how to raise prime hogs for good, wholesome
eating. That tradition lives on and the Bartlings are still known today
for their superior products.
The original farmstead was all of 160 acres, but a century later it has
expanded to more than 1,000 acres. The enterprising third and fourth generations
of Bartlings now raise nearly 18,000 pigs and several hundred head of
Brothers Farm has been in our family for three generations. Our
grandfather, our father, and now we have come back to the farm to continue
expanding the family farm.
Each generation has expanded the pork production part of the family business,
and each generation has perfected it more and more. Today’s facilities
for pork production are much more different than they were twenty five
years ago. But, the type and quality of the pork raised hasn’t changed
much at all.
We personally raise all the hogs produced on the Bartling Brothers Farm.
They are handled by us, cared for by us and fed by us. Our hogs are fed
an all natural diet of corn, soybean meal, vitamins and minerals. We
pride ourselves on being able to raise all our hogs entirely steroid and
Bartling Brothers Pork is dedicated to bringing you the highest quality,
freshest, and best tasting pork that you will ever experience. All our
pork is processed in Table Rock, NE, a small town processor who is USDA
inspected and approved. This will assure the utmost quality and freshness
of our product.