Ultimately, we raise our pigs for meat. We understand this concept from the time they are born, to the day we take them to the processor. However, we are committed to giving these wonderful animals the best life we can manage, while they are on this earth. They are slow-grown, have lots of room to move, have mud wallows to dip in, and fresh water and sunshine. They also get lots of attention and love. While this makes raising them for meat difficult, it does allow for some of the best pork you will find anywhere.
Large Black Hog Pastured Pork...What does it look like?
We get asked this question A LOT!! As you can see it is very dark in color, appearing more like beef than pork. This pork will not taste at all like the pork in a store. Our pigs get very limited grain. Each pig gets approximately three pounds daily of an 18% protein hog ration. The rest of their diet is legumes, grasses, roots and whatever else they can find in our pastures. In the winter they are fed a high-quality alfalfa hay. They also have to travel a bit. Whether it is to water, to their wallow or shelter, or to find forage, they are moving. Add this to a limited grain diet (which is only fed to boost protein in their diet), they take us about 14 months to finish. They are not fed garbage or bakery goods of any sort. Providing this sort of life for our animals, is a lot of hard work, but also yields a better life-style for our pigs, and a tastier pastured pork experience for you. You will never buy a store-bought pork chop again!