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.