Friday, March 25, 2016

Healthy Pork

What makes our pork healthy?  Some good farming practices.  We feed our pigs a balanced diet with healthy products for their good and also for ours.  The food they eat has an effect on the quality of their meat.  That doesn't necessarily mean they have to eat only what we do.  They will be healthy if they eat what their Creator designed them to eat.

We have a stationary feed grinder where we grind the non-gmo corn & mix their feed rations.  The excess milk from our dairy cow is a delightful treat for the pigs.  They scramble over one another to get the milk.

Not giving antibiotics to the pigs also makes the meat healthier.  While it can be necessary to use antibiotics to treat a sick animal, that animal is culled to be sold elsewhere.  It would be poor farming practices to let the animal die from lack of care.

 A good farmer cares about his animals.  My husband will stew over his animals if he knows some increment weather is forecasted or a mom is preparing to birth.  He analyzes the situation & strives to make the environment as conducive to the situation as possible.

Good meat processing contributes to the health of the product.  The seasoning that is used for our sausage, ham, & bacon is all natural.  We have a customer who got headaches from eating standard store boughten bacon.  They tried our bacon & was able to enjoy bacon again.

From farm to table, we strive to produce healthy, delicious pork that is affordable for families.  We sell pork by the half or whole hog.  If a half still sounds like too much for your household, split it with your friends or family.  Buying in bulk makes healthy meat more economical for your household.

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