PASTURED HOG PROTOCOL
All feed shall e Non-GMO feed. Pigs shall be raised outside during the growing season with regular moves to fresh pasture.
When pastures are dormant, pigs can be housed indoors with adequate bedding and outdoor access. Farrowing crates are not allowed. Sows shall have a clean, dry pen with adequate room and bedding. Feeding of hay or haylage is required when not on pasture. A minimum of 80 square feet per pig per day and deep bedding is required.
No antibiotics, hormones, or ionophores are to be used on the pigs. All animals shall be humanely treated and low stress handling techniques employed. Every attempt should be made to source feeder pigs locally from heritage breeds and pasture based genetics when economically feasible.