Free range pork
how our woodland pigs are raised and what it does to our land
Pigs regenerating our woodlands
Pigs were born to live in a woodland. Our pigs are managed in a way that helps to clear underbrush, allowing wild birds to access the forest floor.
Also the soil disturbance the pigs do helps to bring up dormant seeds that were unable to grow in the dark undergrowth. The pig’s activity leads to rejuvenation of the woodland floor that results in wider plant diversity and therefore a great place for wildlife to live.
Our pigs live as Nature intended them to. Unlike their confined counterparts, they are spoiled! Our pigs are rooting around in the woodland and eating acorns, chestnuts, beechnuts and greenery (like nettles and brambles).
They have lots of space to run around and search for goodies, or just have a rest with their friends. They have freedom, fresh air and sunshine, they are happy pigs Nature’s way!
Deliciously tasting meat
Our pigs eat a variety of nuts and acorns that they find along with the vegetation. This gives their meat a delicious taste.
Traditional way of keeping pigs
In the Middle Ages when Britain was still largely covered in forests, people used to keep pigs in woodlands.
It was a traditional way to clear a dense woodland and allow grasses and other plants to grow. This re-greened woodland floor was then used for grazing animals such as goats (to remove more shrubbery) and then cattle.