Colorado pasture-raised, free-range pork
Tamworth (Heritage Irish grazing breed) crossed with Gloucester Old Spot
Larga Vista Ranch goes beyond organic requirements by raising our hogs on pasture their entire lives. They are never confined and are rotated through different pastures. We use the pigs’ innate desire to root and dig to renovate our annual pastures.
Because they are on pasture and never in a shed, the fat from our pigs is a significant source of vitamin D.
When pigs are properly fed (that is, their nutritional needs are met) and in a stress-free environment, they are not inclined to resort to eating unmentionables (feces and carrion) as other pigs are. Our pigs’ grazing-based diet is supplemented with extra milk from our dairy as well as with corn, grown here and soaked for optimal digestibility. They also receive kelp, garlic, and mineral supplements.
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“Studies of Soviet Georgian populations show that those that eat the most meat and fat live the longest, whereas vegetarian inhabitants of Southern India have the shortest lifespans in the world.”