"How'd you get into pigs?"

When we were first getting started with pigs, we were rank noobies to pigs. We knew we wanted an excellent eating experience, but we also wanted healthy easy going animals that wouldn't hurt us. We decided that we'd have a couple of taste tests to determine which breed of pork we might be willing to go to all of that time, money and trouble to raise for our meat.We found a company on line called Heritage Foods USA that sells breed specific meat packages. We bought their 4 breed pork chops package, with two chops per breed (not cheap, I might add). I also bought two cheap and two expensive grocery store chops.

 

I cooked one of each in flavorless oil, and allowed salt at the table. I cooked the others as seen in the photo, in Italian Bread Crumbs with extra garlic. Then, I called everyone ito the dining table and told them to decide which of breed we'd raise. I was the only one who knew which was which. Well, everyone picked out the cheap grocery store chops, as they tasted like plastic. All of the others shifted positions. But the Red Wattle chops won hands down in both tests for richness of porky flavor, succulence, and tenderness. We were conclusively sold.  When we discovered that this breed is gentle, easy going, funny, and super healthy on pasture, we ordered our starter herd. We have been helping to save a rare breed by eating well ever since, and helping others to do the same!

This is a mockup. Publish to view how it will appear live.

This is a mockup. Publish to view how it will appear live.

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