Free Range Natural Pork is a style of farming that goes back many centurys. The earliest of man domesticated swine.
This type of farming has a lot to offer both man and beast. The farmer gets a lot of enjoyment by seeing the hog in its natural enviroment.
The hog gets the assistance of the farmer to improve its quality of life by fulfilling its every need.
Our hogs enjoy their entire life outdoors with plenty of food, water and shelter. The hogs determine when they lay in the water and mud to cool not the farmer.
The hog also decides when it wants to browse, sun or lay in the shade.
On commodity farms the pigs are normally weaned at 18 to 21 days after birth. Our pigs normally stay with their mothers 8 to 10 weeks.
To replace the need for mothers milk the commodity pigs are fed a diet of around 24% protein. This diet also helps build large lean muscles which tend to be a little less enjoyable to eat.
During their time with mother our pigs naturally make the transition from mothers milk to mothers feed ration of 16% and what ever they may choose to browse on. After the pigs are established on the new diet they are removed from mother and continue on this diet until they are used for breeders or market hogs similar to in nature.
Being raised on this lower protein level of feed allows the natural meat quality of the hog to blossom while still meeting the animals needs for nutrition.
Our feed consist of a blend of midwest corn,wheat mids, soybean meal and added vitamins and minerals.
This formula is certified all natural by an outside 3rd party.