Dairyland Shrimp LLC is a family owned business that naturally farms Pacific White Shrimp where you would least expect it; in the middle of America’s Dairyland. Our shrimp are the freshest and cleanest salt water shrimp you can get! We guarantee a live, healthy, ethically raised shrimp without the use of antibiotics or chemicals. learn more about our shrimp farming process.
Why buy live Fresh Local Shrimp?
Imported shrimp are frozen, thawed, chlorinated and then food coloring is added to create an artificial appearance. A large percentage of imported shrimp are raised in China, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Ecuador where there is little regulation on the overuse of prohibited drugs, and even less concern for natural habitats and ecosystems. Many Indonesian producers of shrimp grow their product in ponds full of urea, superphosphate, diesel, pesticides, and use antibiotics, growth hormones and other chemicals banned in the U.S.
Conventional shrimp production/farming in these countries has horrific impacts on our environment. “Wild caught” shrimp farming involves a process called “trawling” whereby fisherman drag nets the size of football fields across the ocean floor. This process destroys marine habitats, coral reefs, and ends up killing “by catch” which can include sharks, rays, sea turtles, and fish in huge numbers. Other shrimp farming methods which supply the US market have led to the destruction of mangrove forests in South America at a rate that exceeds the planet’s loss of tropical rainforests.
Dairyland Shrimp is sold alive and fresh. No chemicals or colorings are necessary to enhance the product and our shrimp is more flavorful than frozen shrimp purchased from the grocery store. You can feel good about eating our shrimp because they are locally and sustainably grown and do not destroy natural ecosystems like the shrimp found in grocery stores. We have a few tasty shrimp recipes for you to enjoy.
From our family farm to your family’s plate, our customers understand the benefits of consuming fresh seafood ethically raised from a local farm.