Pasture Raised Pork
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Raising pigs is an acquired skill, and we’re starting to get a feel for it. We raise two groups of piglets each year! Pigs can get as much as 70% of their diet from above and below the pasture surface, and we round out their diet with high-quality feed!
In addition to raising delicious pork, we use the pigs to re-condition pasture that may not be producing as well as we’d like. We bring them in as sodbusters on a quarter acre at a time, then follow their efforts with re-seeding and mulching.
What’s The Difference?
|Maple Wind Pork||Conventional Pork|
|No vaccinations||Vaccinations (immuno-depressant)|
|Pasture based natural foods||No pasture|
|No fed antibiotics||Daily doses of antibiotics|
|Fed Grain processed in Vermont by Morrisons Feed||Grain produced with chemical assistance|
|Compost and natural soil amendments||Chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides|
|Rotated to fresh pasture||Confined in cages too small for movement|
|High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, CLAs||Low concentrations of Omega-3s|
|Local transportation — produced, processed and sold locally||Long distance transport — 1000 miles for average pork in the U.S.|