Our pigs are free to move around on pasture. They also have shelters where they can sleep together in small groups.
The pigs root food for themselves which is their natural behaviour. They have variety in their diet through insects, roots and plants. They are not crowded or confined, reducing stress and eliminating the need for antibiotics.
Raising animals on pasture requires less fossil fuel usage than confined feeding operations as the animals do their own harvesting and fertilizing. The pasture they are raised on does an excellent job of harvesting solar energy and holding onto top soil and moisture year round.
Pork raised on pasture is richer in micronutrients, especially fat soluble vitamins E and D.
Like beef, it also has high amounts of vitamin B12, zinc and selenium.
A pastured pork’s omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is also lower. This means lower chronic inflammation which can lead to certain conditions and diseases.
After growing up on a conventional pig farm, Dave was sure for many years that he did not want to add pigs to our farm. However in 2011 we decided to get a couple of piglets and pasture them over the summer. Dave soon realized how different it was raising pigs on pasture and really enjoyed seeing them in a more natural environment.
We now have four sows and raise their young. We prefer the older breeds like Tamworth and Berkshire as they do better with the sun and with rooting and grazing.
Purchase our pork in one of our meat packages or let us know if there are some cuts in particular you are looking for.