Turning vegetables into bacon , one quality hog at a time!
Retail cuts are ideal for small meal planning. 1 to 2 lb packages, smaller 3 to 5 lb roasts.
Primal cuts are large whole cuts that are ideal for restaurants, large parties, catering, competition BBQ and smoking.
We have 2 to 5 litter a month born, which allows us to have weaner pigs available all year long.
Babies are weaned at 6 weeks old. They are wormed and castrated as needed as well as started on a 18% protein premium feed.
Our breeding program is mostly a mix of Hampshire and Yorkshire with a small amount of Duroc and Berkshire. We use artificial insemination to improve our genetics. We offer breeding gilts, boars and occasionally proven sows.
Our market hogs are weaned at 6 weeks old to allow for maximum growth early. They are started on high quality 18% feed, fed free choice. They are all castrated as needed and wormed. We offer market hogs for private sale as well as catering to 4-H and FFA project animals.
Our pork products are high quality, natural and fresh. We process our pork through a USDA processor, which allows us to sell retail. Our goal is to partner with local merchants to create a farm to table experience that customers will enjoy. We will also grow a hog on the farm that can be processed locally.
All our sows are hand raised and easy to work with. They are relaxed and content whether they are out to pasture or in a farrowing stall. Sows are brought into a large stall (no farrowing crates) one week before farrowing and fed a high quality 18% feed to increase milk production which give piglets more gain.
We farrow 2-5 sows a month which provides us with adequate number of market hogs to grow for retail product sales as well as weaner pigs for home growing or 4-H/FFA projects.
We breed using artificial insemination to expand the desired genetic traits needed to increase rate of gain and decrease number of days to market. We breed for overall correctness including, muscling, strong feet and legs, length and width. As well as maternal instincts and litter size.
We keep dairy goats on the farm for their colostrum and milk. Occassionally we have orphan babies, we use the goat colostrum which has the same antibodies as all the animals on the farm as the first milk for the piglets and continue to feed them goat milk which is healthier and easier to digest than replacer.
Our farm is on 15 beautiful acres on the Enumclaw plateau. The main barn was built in the 1930's and serves as our maternity ward and nursery.
All our girls are happy, healthy and content. They have free run on open pastures and large dry loafing sheds. They love taking naps in the sun, and share their space with the free range chickens.
L & B Mini Ranch