North Face Farm:  Pasture Raised Pork

I have two sides of pork available. One is full Berkshire, the other half Berkshire. Berkshire meat is marbled and of excellent flavor.

If you are interested in some pork please email me or call me. I only sell by the side, which is a lot of pork (about 100 lbs). You can have the pork cut to your liking, including smoking. If a side is more than you can handle, consider going in with a friend and splitting it. The pigs go to the butcher in the fall, at 6 months old (over 200 lbs).

We get just a few feeder pigs each spring to raise for pork. I buy my pigs from farmers who raise their stock on pasture.

Rooting in the dirt on a glorious day. Photo by ©Karen Hocker Photography

Photo by ©Karen Hocker Photography

Pigs are fun. My pigs live in a portion of the pasture. They love to sleep in on hot summer mornings, then rummage around later in the day. Pigs will run and buck and play if they have the room to do so. They are quite fastidious if they have enough space to behave in a more natural manner. They plow the land for me and then I seed the area they were in.

My pigs get moved from time to time, particularly in the fall when I move them to where the acorns are. They LOVE cleaning up the acorns. I use the dogs to move the pigs as needed. My pigs have access to grass, whatever they can root up from the soil, acorns, and grain. I do not feed animal products to them. They do get some junk food. I teach them to get on the trailer with blueberry muffins. This way they are happy to load on the trailer when it is time to take them to the butcher. I want as little stress on the animals as possible.

I started raising feeders after discovering how commercial pork is raised in confinement. I am happy to raise my own animals for food. I am not comfortable with the stress and sanitary conditions created by raising animals in confinement situations.

Rhyme moves the pigs to a new area to root and graze.
Photo by ©Karen Hocker Photography