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Heritage Pasture Raised Pork


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This pastured pork is raised by Abby, our daughter, her husband Ethan, and their kids right here on Alderspring’s pristine Idaho pastures. Here's their protocol: 
  1. Free choice pasture. These pastured pigs are raised on grass pastures from weanling stage to finish and moved to a new paddock every week (yes, these are pigs that don’t live in mud)!
  2. Fed corn and soy-free feed. Along with Alderspring diverse grasses, Abby and Ethan’s pigs enjoy a diet of local wheat and peas. The pork is raised without any soy or corn.
  3. Processed in a small USDA facility. These pigs are humanely butchered at the same small-scale artisanal facility that processes Alderspring beef.
  4. Heritage pork. These are heritage pork genetics that produce better flavor and have more desire to graze.
  5. Leave no trace portability. The entire pig operation is moved frequently, so it’s completely portable and leaves no trace except for increased soil fertility and slightly pig-tilled earth.
  6. Completely traceable. You can rest assured that your pastured pork was raised right here on Alderspring Ranch by Abby and Ethan Kelly. Each package of pork is traceable to a single animal.
  7. Respectfully Raised.In everything in their protocol, Abby & Ethan try to mimic the optimal natural life of a wild pig as much as they can.
  8. Want to learn more? Here's a 1-minute video on how Abby and Ethan raise their pork.

    Photo below: Abby and Ethan's daughter in front of the portable water tank they use for the pigs. Note the broken-up soil in the background of the left photo? This is what pigs do (they root up the dirt), but we've found it actually results in healthy pasture regrowth after the pigs move on (as you see in the video above). At right, pigs forage on a fresh pasture they've just been moved to.

    Ethan and Abby's pork is seasonal. We wont be processing the pork again until fall 2024