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The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Pork

a farmer crouches in a pasture, holding a handful of grass

What are the added benefits to eating pasture-raised pork? Here at Hickory Nut Gap, we ensure that, through planned grazing and the use of annual and perennial grasses, that our pigs get the highest amount of nutrients as they graze.

Here’s how we do it:

  • Pigs can be really harsh on the land, so we make sure to rotate them between grazing pastures. This guarantees that they’re eating the healthiest grass.
  • As they get more mature, the pigs are able to obtain more nutrients from our grass, such as fiber.
  • This winter wheat grass (pictured) is an annual containing a starchy root base, with high fiber in the chlorophyll parts. While the pigs love the starchy roots, they also eat the chlorophyll parts of the grass, absorbing all the added benefits into their bodies.

We are what we eat – which is why it’s so important to us to ensure that all of our animals are eating nutritiously to ensure that you are too!

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