Forest Raised Pork
We have recently begun our first trial of forest raised pork. The recently weaned piglets were kept in a stable to help them acclimatise, going from an enclosed house to the outdoors. The piglets were then cycled within fenced paddocks, enclosed in electro-net for protection (156m2 for 8 piglets). Once they are old enough and respect the electro-net, they will be moved out into the forest. They will remain within a large area surrounded by electro-net for their own protection. Mobile shelters will be moved alongside the pigs to provide shade during the day and warmth at night. A pig’s natural habitat is the forest where they can forage for greens, roots and insects. They are protected by the shade of the trees, can create little dens within the undergrowth and large roots and have a selection of acorns, fruit and other yummy forest forage. We supplement the pig’s diet with any vegetable and garden scraps as well as milk, but they are encouraged to forage as much as possible to get the most natural diet.
Join us on this exciting adventure!