Natural pig farming in practice

There are many aspects to the natural pig farming system of raising pigs. Below we cover each in detail outlining what exactly we do and how the methods we use differ from those used to produce the vast majority of our pork today. We label these alternative systems factory farming but it really covers the factory farming mentality that is endemic in most forms of pig farming today. By contrasting natural pig farming with the factory farming approach we hope to better enable you to appreciate the welfare improvements natural pig farming offers its pigs and the operational and environmental benefits it gives to the producer.

If you haven't already done so it is recommended that you read the Pig Behavior pages in the Background to NPF section of this website, as how we raise our pigs is based on the pigs core natural behavioral needs as observed in pigs actions and activity. This will give you better understanding as to why we do what we do.

Encourages natural interaction with other pigs and their environment

Maximizes pig contentment through facilitating natural behavior activity

Ensures health and well-being through sympathetic husbandry

Provides the healthy environment and support that promotes pig health

Ensures healthy growth and tasty meat through enlightened feeding practice

Ensures stress-free slaughter and produces lean tasty pork

Is a system that protects and nurtures the natural environment