We run a farrow-finish pork operation which means we we have two Berkshire/Large Black sows (Mildred & Agatha) and a Duroc boar, Randy.
Our pigs live outdoors with access to shelter and fresh straw for shelter and bedding and fresh water to drink. In summer – they have a full mud hole to roll in (pigs don’t sweat which is why they roll in the mud). We are constantly moving their paddocks to ensure they have grass to snack on along with access to the bush, their natural habitat. We time their finishing so we can have their last month be rich in apples and any other fruit & vegetable we can arrange. We usually have your meat ready for delivery by the end of November.
The feed we purchase is undesiccated, non-medicated, 100% soy-free and corn-free, GMO-FREE.
Our pork is available by the whole and half, and the next batch will be ready by Fall 2017 (late November). The price is $5.00/lb hanging weight (approximately 180lbs for a whole) plus processing fees.**
Processing fees vary greatly, depending on the amount of cured products you request (bacon, hams, cured loins, hocks, etc). Last year a half pork varied from $600-900 total, depending on weight and processing.
We will work with you to help you select a set of cutting instructions that best fit your needs (we are updating these and will make them available closer to harvest.)
Meat account investors are given the first notice and opportunity to purchase.
“I’m so glad we got the full side! It is seriously the most delicious pork I have ever had! We had a ham for Christmas morning and everyone agreed it was the best!” – Teresa McLaren
** We currently process our pork at Family Meats in Ponoka. Processing fees are listed on their custom meat cutting chart.