L&A Family Farms

Pork

Our goal is to raise hogs that are more than mere “commodity pork”.  Contract and large confinement hog houses have taken the majority of the hogs off farm.  Factory hog farms make a profit by volume and not necessarily by quality.   You have all probably heard the saying “Root Hog or Die”.  Historically pigs could reproduce and meet all of their nutritional needs when they could free range on their own.  Another practice used was to give corn to penned up hogs for a short time prior to slaughter.  Hogs are omnivores and they will eat about anything bite size they encounter and are good at gleaning row crop fields and woods for food.  

Pork raised outdoors enhances eating qualities due to the improved muscle tone and the more varied diet they receive.  Raising hogs outdoors and allowing them to exhibit natural behaviors allows pigs to be pigs.  In our opinion this is the only way to raise hogs and is why we are raising our hogs outside on dirt and pasture. 

  Currently our pigs our purchased and brought to our farm as feeder pigs.  We get them from a farmer that raises registered Berkshire hogs. His pork is bred for meat quality, not show quality as other breeders do.  Berkshire hogs have the reputation of having exceptional eating qualities which means you can expect wonderfully flavorful pork .  

According to the American Berkshire Association meat quality remains the foundation of the Berkshire breed.  Compared with commodity pork, Berkshire pigs yield cuts that are well marbled and consistently sweet, tender, juicy and highly palatable.  

We grind our own feed using our own non-GMO corn mixed with bean meal and other essential vitamin and mineral supplements.  Our feed is not medicated.   Our hogs are raised on pasture and they have access to a shelter that protects them from the sun and other weather events.  Our hogs are fed unsold vegetables and broken eggs when available. 

Our pork can be purchased on farm or can be delivered by clicking here.

 

    $ per lb.       $ per lb.
Smoked Ham  $5.50   Tenderloin Roast  $10.75
             
Smoked Bacon  $8.00   Butt Roast  $3.75
             
Smoked Hock  $3.25   Fresh Ground  $4.50
             
Pork Steak  $4.50   Fresh Side (Bacon)
 $7.50
             
Pork Chops  $7.00   Fresh Ground Patties  $5.00
             
Ribs    $3.00   Fresh Ground Sausage  $5.00
             
Tenders    $11.00   Maple Sausage Links  $4.95
             
Tenderloin   (Butterfly Chops)  $7.50   Parmesan-Garlic Bratwursts
 $4.95
             
Ham Cube (Pork Cutlet)

 $8.00

  Italian Sausage Links    $4.95

 

 

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