Spring Weaner Pigs Available
Posted by Julia Smith on
Piglet monsoon season is upon us and we will have 6 week old heritage breed piglets available starting on February 23rd. Our pigs are raised at our ranch just west of Merritt in the Coquihalla foothills. Our operation is GMO-free and our pigs are raised on pasture and woodland where they are free to run and root and frolic and forage. For more about how we raise our animals, please visit our "about us" page.
About our Piglets
One of our berkshire/tamworth sows, Molly, with her new piglets
Our pigs are a mix of heritage breeds including berkshire, tamworth, yorkshire, large black and duroc. They are born in a large, comfortable stall in the barn and move outside to our "nursery" under large ponderosa pines as soon as possible. At 6 weeks, our piglets have had an iron shot, are wormed, and are trained to the electric fence. At this time, we start the piglets on a GMO-free, 20% protein diet as protein is critical to their growth and development at this stage. We sell piglets from 6-12 weeks of age.
Our nursery space where piglets are trained to the electric fence
The cost for a 6 week old piglet is $150 and we just include the cost of feed in the price from 6-12 months as follows:
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What Our Customers Say
Please contact us for personal referrals but here is what some of our customers are saying about our piglets:
"Buy pigs from Julia + Ludo!!!! So friendly + fun + delicious. We raised + sold 10 last year and every customer was over the moon. Curing done by Brody at Spruce Goose & Chop N Block ... foodists in the big city were falling over themselves."
"We've have some of these weaners. Fast growing and good temperament. Highly recommend!"
"These are great quality piglets - we have some! Can't beat the flavour of heritage breed pork."
Our 2018 piglets are selling quickly so please contact us ASAP if you would like to reserve some. We often have some piglets available throughout the year but plan for most of our sales in the spring. We can usually breed to have piglets available for you at any time of year with about 6 months notice.
We look forward to hearing from you!