What "they" offer or what is better
Food bred and raised to fill your belly at the lowest possible price or food raised in a natural environment for a healthy, flavorful hog. The large black hog , with short muscle fibers, have high fat marbling throughout the meat, which equates to richer, deeper flavor. Heat plus fat equals caramelization. Additionally, ours are fed natural, indigenous diets throughout their lives, which adds to their robust flavor.
The Large Black is an orchard pig, meaning its genetics were naturally developed for living in the backyard and eating the local forage including older fruit that fell off the tree. Its dark skin protects it from sunburn during long hours of grazing, and its long ears shield its eyes from dirt while foraging. The Large Black pig is native to Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset in southwestern England.
Genetic engineering practiced on factory farms, on the other hand, create breeds that have been pushed too far for certain traits like fast growth, feed conversion and the production of white meat. As a result their cardiovascular systems can hardly support their outsized bodies, their muscles and bones are weak, and their immune system have been compromised.
Maintaining rare and heritage breeds is crucial for a healthy and safe food supply. These rare and heritage breeds are also renowned for their taste!
The Large Blacks are appropriately named large as they can reach weights upwards of 700 pounds. They have long deep bodies with strong backs and are always solid black. Their ears are large and hang forward covering the eyes and most of the face. Their ears protect their eyes when they are rooting and foraging. Although this breed does not see well, they do have incredible hearing. They are among the most docile and friendly breeds of hogs alive today. The pigs start out shy but will soon bond with people. Mother sows are protective yet tolerant of our gentle handling of their young.
Large Black sows are renowned as excellent mothers with exceptional milking ability. They are able to rear sizeable litters off simple rations. A placid temperament ensures they can be contained behind a single strand of electric fencing.
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