CUSTOM CUT MEATS
About our company
The Wilson family has been farming since the 1870′s; Scott, a fifth generation Wilson now runs the Wilson family farm. Wilson Prairie View Farms, is located in Burlington (Spring Prairie) Wisconsin where the Pork is raised that is available for purchase at our store in Elkhorn. Scott purchased Elkhorn Meat Locker in 2004 and renamed it to Wilson Farm Meats, His goal was to provide true superior quality farm to table pork. What sets our pork apart from others is that everything the pigs are fed is grown right on the Wilson Family Farm. Scott is still very much involved with all aspects relating to the farm and store even though his children Anna, Amber, and Alex have now stepped up and taken on rolls to help keep the operations running smoothly. His daughter Amber and son in law Justin are now the General Managers of Wilson Farm Meats. The Services offered at Wilson Farm Meats include custom butchering, processing and packaging which is provided to the delight of customers seeking locally raised meat. All popular cuts of meat are available fresh and frozen, we also offer a variety of cured and smoked products made right here in house. The Wilson Whistlestop was built in early 2020 to provide a true farm to table experience. The Wilson family and staff assures you the finest quality Fresh and Frozen Meats, custom cut to your liking. Whether you purchase a whole or half beef, pig or individual retail cuts The Wilson family proudly provides you with the finest quality meats from our farm to your table!
USDA Inspected facility
Wilson Farm Meats became a USDA Inspected facility in 2018. Being a USDA inspected facility we have many procedures in place throughout the entire facility, some of which include: Humane handling of animals, HACCP ( a system designed to reduce the occurrence of pathogenic microorganisms on meat), Retail guidance, Food Safety Assessments, Recall processes, labeling, and Sanitation performance standards.
History of Wilson Farm Meats
Wilson Prairie View Farm was purchased in in the 1870′s by John and Jeannie Wilson. The land, originally owned by Palmer Gardner who homesteaded on the land in 1836, is located just outside Burlington, WI in Walworth County. The Wilsons were first generation immigrants from Scotland. Their son Robert and his wife Grace raised Western lambs, feeding out up to 8,000 to 10,000 animals annually.
In the early 1940′s the next generation took over the reins of the farm. In 1943 Ralph Wilson, son of Robert and Grace, bought his first Hampshire hogs. He later added additional breeds of hogs including Yorkshire, Landrace, Durocs and Crosses. Ralph, his wife Jeanette Niles Wilson and their children Jan, Scott and Julie continued to raise prize winning hogs on the 500 acre farm until Ralph’s recent passing.
Ralph’s son Scott currently manages the the operations of the Wilson Prairie View Farm. Scott’s daughter Anna and son Alex are also involved in the day to day operations of the hog farm.
Scott’s primary energy is focused on the breeding and care of the herds. Wilson’s Prairie View Farms is the only SPF certified Hog operation in the State of Wisconsin meaning that Wilson’s hogs are disease free and rigorously tested to maintain the integrity of the herds. Much of the feeds are raised on the farm and include corn and soybeans. Wilson’s continue to sell their top quality stock all over the country.
In 2004, Scott purchased the Elkhorn Locker Plant in Elkhorn, WI. Renamed “Wilson Farm Meats”, services include custom butchering, processing and packaging which is provided to the delight of local customers seeking locally raised meat; Scotts daughter Amber now manages Wilson Farm Meats. All popular cuts of meat are available fresh and frozen along with delectable varieties of bacon, ham, bratwurst, summer sausage, liver sausage and other specialty meats.
Wilson’s Prairie View Farm sells breeding stock throughout the nation. Our production is totally monitored for health on the farm. We are SPF and Clean Start certified. We’ve been in the purebred pork industry for over 50 years. We take pride in the fact that our animals are healthy enough to meet research standards, yet hardy enough to thrive in a farm environment.
We have been doing in-house collecting and breeding for over 20 years, which enables us to assure the purebred quality of our herds. One of the many ways we control quality is by testing all breeding lines for stress before they are introduced to the herd. At Wilson’s Prairie View Farm we are stress negative.
Our genetic results have gained our pigs international acclaim. Our elite breeds have been selected for purchase by producers, where pork standards are ranked amongst the strictest in the world. We are the only SPF-certified farm in Wisconsin.
Landrace, berkshire, yorkshire
- MOST COMMON PORK FOUND AT WILSON FARM MEATS
- RARE AND DESIRED TREASURE. THEY REQUIRE SPECIALIZED CARE AND ATTENTION LEADING TO HIGHER PRODUCTION COSTS.
- OFTEN REFERRED TO AS THE “BLACK ANGUS OF PORK”
- THE RICHNESS OF DUROC PORK IS ATTRIBUTED TO ITS MARBLING (THE INTRAMUSCULAR FAT THAT RUNS THROUGH THE MEAT). THE MARBLING CREATES A RICH TASTE THAT IS BEYOND THE ORDINARY PORK
- DUROC PORK REACHES NEW LEVELS BECAUSE OF THE UNRIVALED FLAVOR AND COOKING VERSATILITY, LEADING TO AN ELEVATED DINING EXPERIENCE.
- VERY LEAN WITH A MILDER FLAVOR
- FAIRLY RARE AND WANTED FOR MAKING LEANER CURED SPECIALTIES
- THESE THREE BREEDS ALL HAVE EXTREMELY SIMILAR CHARACTERISTICS WHEN REFERRING TO FLAVOR.
- KNOWN FOR RICHNESS, TEXTURE, AND OVERALL DEPTH OF FLAVOR
- GREAT FOR BACON AND HAMS