When Marty Rausch and a few others were invited out to eat by Kenneth Luckstead of the Maschoff hog production company, Rausch didn’t think anything of it.
“We were just going out for a burger. That’s all I thought we were doing,” he said.
When he arrived at Walker’s Prairie Moon Restaurant in Prairieburg, a representative from Zoetis, a pharmaceutical animal health company, was there.
Rausch was presented with a Caretaker of the Year award from Zoetis, for his work with young pigs at Russell Brothers/Prairie Ridge Pork near Prairieburg.