It's here !!! Beyond the Chicken Tractor - Evolving beyond the Chicken Tractor for a fully pastured life cycle
This new paper is over 30 pages with more than 25 photos and how the Hoop House is the ideal structure to start baby chicks on grass and provide the ideal environment for healthy growth.
Also, the paper covers how the Hoop House can be easily converted for cold weather applications ... such as this last long winter!
All yours for $14.95
Our mission is to provide a healthier pork offering in terms of the life the pigs live, including the care they receive and the food they consume. We started our farm here in Yale, Michigan in April 2010, with our first group of pure breed Berkshire heritage pigs arriving in May. Join us in our journey as we begin to transform our 40 acre farm into a model of sustainable growth, embracing humane animal husbandry and employing natural farming practices with a heritage breed of swine. We believe the vital ingredient to our quality pork is creating and maintaining a natural and safe environment for our hogs to live, play and thrive. In addition to free range grass pasture, we buy local grain from our neighbors . Our role is to be a good steward to the land we occupy, the animals we raise and to you our customers as we strive to be a positive force in this challenging time of food opportunities.
Our pigs are life-lived animals that enjoy pastured land every day. This gives our herd the luxury of playful socialization with each other rather than the isolation of the single stall pen system favored by the pork industry. Our pigs roam our pasture, run and romp in the field, nestle with each other when sleeping and move like an army of mini-hippos to play in favorite dig holes. They have a shaded nest in the pasture, free running clean water and protection from predators. Their bodies bear no signs of crowding stress such as ear or tail bites. What we donít have are wire floors, single occupancy stations, or a manure lagoon. Our
McNees | Located in North Branch, Michigan these processors use a scald technique after the kill to preserve the skin. This gives our customers who cure their own pork the ability to make old world favorites like prosciutto!
C Roy's | Located here in our town of Yale, Michigan. C Roys is a big deal here in Yale as they've been around forever as a family owned processor Ė and are responsible for putting Yale on the map with their world famous annual bologna festival! To learn more about these fabulous people click here croyinc.com
USDA processors are a true full business partner for any farm. We are incredibly fortunate to have two USDA processors. Schedule availability will determine which processor we use in 2020.