My have they grown! The Berkshire piglets are 3 weeks old today. 15 boars and 5 gilts. They are enjoying the fresh greens, dirt, and leaves. And the sows are enjoying not having piglets climbing all over them.
We started training the piglets on electric fence a week ago and are tempting fate today by having electric fencing without permanent fencing behind it.
Sows beginning to wean and piglets are eating feed and hay. Wieners should be able to go to their new homes in 2 weeks.
It's labeled 'all natural', you say? You may still have paid good money for 12% to 15% added salt water.
1. Recommended daily sodium intake - !500-2300 milligrams. Just 3 oz. serving of typical injected beef contains approximately 1800 milligrams.
2. E.Coli- Needle-injected meat has been red-flagged by the Food Safety and Inspection Service as a high-risk carrier of E. coli. The needles that insert the salt solution can push bacteria on the surface deep into the meat, where cooking may not kill them.
How do you know if your meat has been pumped with salt solution? Look for small type, usually on the front of the package near the product name, which may read something like "Contains up to 15% broth OR buy meat directly from a farmer who does not use such products to 'inflate' their meat.
Source: Mother Earth News, Aug/Sept 2014
Dirty Boots Ranch is dedicated to raising animals without growth hormones, antibiotics, non-GMO feeds. You will truly receive a natural meat product!
Berkshire pork and Finnsheep lamb.