Pasture-raised pork is not a popular practice. The norm, like cattle, is industrial feedlots. Feedlots are overrun with diseased and overgrown swine that can cause health issues for the humans who consume them. The fat quality of the pig is a big issue when it comes to pork. Pasture-raised pigs are constantly moving around (unlike feedlots) therefore, they tend to have leaner bodies, which results in leaner pork that contains less harmful fats for human consumption. Pork that comes from pigs raised in a feedlot is high in omega-6 fats (inflammatory). In contrast, pork that comes from pigs raised in pastures are high in omega-3 fats (anti-inflammatory). This is the case because pasture-raised pigs' diets consist of leaves, forage and grass. All of which are high in omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are healthy fats for humans that need to be consumed. These fats have numerous health benefits including: boosting mental skills, baby development, reducing inflammation (arthritis), combats depression and protects against heart disease. Pasture-raised meats are high in omega-3 fats and are a great healthy food source for people.
Our partnership with Holleman Farms will allow us to provide healthy pork for you and your family!