Freshwater Shrimp, Farm Raised in Southern Illinois

About Us

Picture3The Webb family has been raising freshwater shrimp, also called prawns, on the farm in Southern Illinois since 2001. We also raise corn, soybeans, hay, cattle and sheep on the land that has been in our family since 1946. The Ranch is owned by Grover Webb, his wife Shirley and his brother Richard Webb.


The State of Illinois Alternative Agricultural Land Program has enabled us to start a prawn enterprise. Currently we operate a regional prawn nursery that helps supply local growers with pond stocking animals. We also have six ¾ acre grow out ponds that are filled with clean water from a reservoir. Juvenile prawns are stocked the last of May and harvested the last of September. After harvest, prawns are sold whole on ice or processed in our State inspected facility.


The prawns raised on Tanglefoot Ranch are of the highest quality. They are closely monitored in the nursery phase then placed in clean aerated water until harvest. During the grow-out phase the water quality is checked daily and food is provided as required.


Shrimp Festival

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the 10th Annual Shrimp Festival in Golconda, IL. If you missed it this year, plan on attending next year's festival on Saturday, September 17, 2011.
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RR1 Box 271, Simpson, IL 62985
(618) 695-2640 | (618) 949-3869
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