Raising pigs

We have been raising pigs for several years now and we finally took the plunge and started keeping our own breeding stock. Our sows are crosses with duroc, york and berkshire and our boar is a duroc-pietrain cross. We believe that crossing high quality pure breed stock makes strong and healthy offspring.

We feed the pigs organic grain from www.barnyardorganics.ca/  In the mornings they get sprouted barley and peas and in the evenings soaked mash. They have access to the outdoors year around, with enough pasture to complement their diet in the warm months. We round out their diet with any extras we can round up for them such as apple drops, left over field crops, whey from a local cheese making business.

We believe in providing our pigs with the best quality, the greatest variety food that we can. We also provide them with a stress free life.  The sows farrow once a year and they naturally wien their piglets. The piglets grow up on pasture where they can run root to their hearts content.

Please visit the gallery to see pictures of our pigs.

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