At Carnivore it is our goal to stock only the finest meats from the best farmers.
Richard has been using Plantation pigs as his pork supplier for over 20 years because of it's consistent high quality.
Here's what farmer Hugh Norris has to say,
Pigs are fascinating. Their curious shape, those improbably tough rubbery snouts perfectly designed for snuffling and digging, their inquisitive and playful behaviour and not least their ridiculous yet enthusiastic attempts at sprinting. I am captivated by these marvellous animals.
Since I started Plantation Pigs in 1987, my goal has always been
to produce the finest quality pork from pigs that enjoy a natural
free-range life. By using traditional pig breeds that are suited
to outdoor living, and by feeding specially formulated diets,
I have achieved my goal. The combination of traditional slow-growing
breeds, a healthy outdoor lifestyle and safe nutritious food
produces fine succulent pork with a superior flavour. Our pork
costs a little extra but it affords our pigs a decent life. I
doubt you will find better pigs or better pork.
We breed all our own pigs. We use ginger- and black-haired animals that can withstand the heat of a summer's day and cold winter nights. Sows must be good mothers to rear their litters with the minimum of intervention from our stockmen. The breeds we use confer great qualities on the pork making it succulent and tasty. Its flavour will enhance both complex and simple dishes to provide a delicious, satisfying meal.
Our pigs live outside in the fields. In summer they bathe in mud wallows to protect themselves from the sun. In winter we provide deep beds of clean straw for them to bury themselves in to keep warm. Plenty of fresh air and exercise helps to keep our pigs healthy and reduces the need for medication.
Natural Cereal Based Diets
Pigs that live outside require food that provides for their active lifestyle. Our diets are specially designed for this purpose and to maintain exceptional pork quality. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that only safe traceable raw materials are included in our feeds.
Our pigs are regularly visited by a consultant vet. This is to promote the health and welfare of the pig and to provide support for our farm staff. As members of the Humane Slaughter Association we have access to training and monitoring of best practice at our abattoir.