People are no longer putting up with Commercial pork practices. The only way to guarantee your food is healthy is to "Know your farmer and to Know your food", Here at Louderbranch Farms we believe that it is very important to “Know your Farmer Know your Food” but it is equally important for the farmer to know their customer.
Term Grass Fed
The term "Grass Fed" is not clearly defined by most people. The term Grass Fed doesn't necessarily mean that the pig was pasture raised. Not all grass fed pigs are free to graze outdoors and enjoy their life as a pig. Grass fed pigs eat mostly grass while grain fed eat mostly a diet that is based on corn and soy and is unnatural.
Researchers say that grass fed pork contains more Omega-3's. The pastured pork doesn't necessarily have more micronutrients such as vitamin e and iron but the fat quality is likely to be immensely better. Considering your pig was allowed to eat a natural diet including green plants and acorns and roam the pasture and just be a pig.
At The Farm Here at Louderbranch Farms we like to raise our animals as closely to their natural habitat as possible. Pigs love to forage on roots, grass, legumes and bugs. They need space to exercise. We can satisfy their needs while saving money on feed. We receive a more flavorful meat that is higher in nutrients in return.
LBF pigs are rotated through pasture. They are given plants out of the greenhouse also to forage on and to add to the compost pile. We try to not waste anything here at the farm. The pigs are given feed when they are small for a while after being taken from their mom's. When they are older they only get supplemented with feed. We never give our pigs any antibiotics, growth hormones, or steroids.