Whey-fed Pork Deposit
ORDER DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 23rd.
We are currently taking deposits for half and whole whey-fed hogs available in November. If you would like a whole hog, simply choose 2 halves.
We are now asking $2.75 per pound hanging weight. The pigs are going to Stanhope Locker. The locker is paid separately for processing and cost depends on how much sausage, bacon, and ham you order. We expect hanging weight for a half hog to be 90 pounds for the first date and 110 pounds for the second date. The deposit is counted towards the final price. Customers can pick up pork in Stanhope between Nov 7th-14th.
We have consistently received great feedback from our customers and
have felt encouraged to add more and more pigs to our farm. Stanhope Locker makes great sausage, hams, ham hocks, bacon, and brats. Feeding our pigs whey results in a tender meat with a soft, flavorful fat you won't find anywhere else in the
We focus on giving our pigs the best (happiest and healthiest) life
they can have. They have lots of space, access to the outdoors
year-round, including dirt they can root around in. During the winter
they have a barn they can cozy up in that gets fresh oat straw daily
that they love to play with, chew on, and spread out in their sleeping
area to crawl into when it is cold. They did not get separated from
their moms until they were at least 18 weeks old (standard is 3-5
weeks). They also get hay regularly.
We feed them twice a day. We soak their grains in whey for 12 hours
for a delicious and highly digestible slop. There are often little
bits of cheese curd, or scraps of cheese rinds, in with the whey, that
are like little treats for the pigs. We try to source the grain from
our farmer friends when possible, but even then they have to buy
soybean meal (soybeans have to be roasted before grinding in order to
be digestible for pigs), and non-GMO soybean meal is very hard to
find. The grains are usually corn and soybeans, sometimes with some
oats. The amount of each varies, it is more soybeans when they are
younger because they need more protein, and more corn when they are
older and need more energy and less protein. We never allow any
antibiotics, artificial hormones, or animal byproducts to be added to