D-Day for Rosemary

Arrived at 0800 to prepare for the kill. Farmers had already put the gallon drum over burners to boil, gantry was positioned beside it. Tables, instruments and equipment were set up. Farmer’s and our family had morning tea together then we went outside and did the kill. She went down quickly and once she was […]

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Fattening the Pig 2015

Today we went out to the farm to prepare our pig for slaughter next weekend. We separated the farmers’ boy from his 4 sisters and walked him up to the pens near the farmers’ house. He followed us happily, like a dog, very sweet. It was a bit more difficult to separate our girls but […]

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How Animal Welfare Leads to Better Meat: A Lesson From Spain

By Daisy Freund, Source @ The Atlantic Spain’s stress-free, acorn-eating Ibérico pigs produce healthier, tastier ham—and modern food science explains why I had never seen pigs run. Which was why, I realized, it looked so ridiculous when more than a dozen of them crested a hill, heading straight toward me at an ear-flapping porcine gallop. […]

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