The Animal: Once upon a time we raised pigs on pasture, however they started destroying the beautiful established pastures we had. We did a little research and now raise pigs using the Swedish Deep Bedding Method which uses a deep straw bedding that allows the pigs to naturally root while maintaining the integrity of our pastures.
The Feed: We feed them a grain mixture we make on the farm, hay roughage and leftovers from the garden. We are in the process of planning to grow all of our own pig feed- it just takes some planning.
The Butcher: We use a local butcher that uses humane methods of slaughter with a USDA inspector on staff. They cut the meat to our specifications and package it for the freezer.