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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Questions and changes

The other day I had a lady call who's son was autistic and couldn't tolerate glutin. She wanted to know if we fed grain with glutin.

So I asked my feed dealer yesterday and got one answer but am still waiting for another. First then can specially mix feed to have no grain, just soy etc, but it seems that glutin is something that they can and do to some grains add in. This really increases the protein (if I understood it right).

He told me that he can always check to see if it had been added to the grain we use for our pigs, right now it is not in there.

So I asked if glutin isn't just naturally in wheat and corn grain...he's checking.

Changes: I am currently working on getting 10 acres of oak trees fenced in, this will give us acorn finished pork, am also working to get whey for whey finished pork and apple waste finished pork.

In Jan I am going to the following conference and can't wait to hear all that they want to present:

Now! The Next Big Thing!PASTURED PORK
January 30 & 31, 2009 - Atlanta, GA
Pastured pork is easier to produce, easier to sell and currently sells for more than grassfed beef!
Forget corn and soybean meal. Pastured pigs can be finished on whey, skimmed milk, buttermilk, pecans, acorns, peanuts, apples, pears, fruit pomace, sweet potatoes, mulberries and a host of other under-valued feedstuffs. Clover, kudzu, grass silage and alfalfa hay can replace today’s super-expensive soybean meal. Not only do these feedstuffs make for a tastier pork but one with far healthier fat than that from industrial hogs.
This is a totally free range production system and requires no crates, concrete or confinement!
Joel Salatin - The Southeast's largest acorn-finished pork producer
Will Winter - Marketer and production consultant for pastured pork
Mike Lorentz - Mike's abattoir is the national leader in artisanal pork processing
Allan Nation - Will offer a historical review of pastured pork and proven production techniques
This school is designed to show you how high-value, pastured pigs can fit into almost any pasture based farm or ranch. Topics to be covered include:
Which breeds to use and why
Is it better to breed or just buy feeder pig
Seasonality and weather issues
Health issues
Best legume choices for pigs
Positive effect of acorn-finished pigs on high-value forestry
Why pigs should always be rotationally grazed
Minimal fences for woods and pasture grazed pigs
How to price pastured pork cuts for maximum profitability
The ideal slaughter weights
How to process with no nitrites, MSG or other chemicals
How to make a pure white lard
The secrets of Spanish and Parma style hams
Recipes for Bratwurst and Chorizo sausages
Wood smoked bacon and cottage-style bacon
Hogs can help sanitize pastures of cattle internal parasites and offer excellent snake control.Pigs can remove rhizomatous weeds such as Johnsongrass and Quackgrass and prepare the soil for planting with no machinery input!There’s no odor or manure problems with pastured pork. Minimal labor is required.
“I struck gold! I’ve finally found the exact pork that is basicallythe quality equivalent of 100% grassfed beef. “— William Winter
“People considering adding an abattoir should seriously consider making pastured pork their production centerpiece as it is far easier to produce on a year around basis than grassfed beef.”— Mike Lorentz
“I’m tickled to death. We’ve been able to sell our pastured pork for more than our grassfed beef.”— Joel Salatin
If you know absolutely nothing about pork production, you’ll love this school!
This is a ONE -TIME ONLY EVENT and space is limited so call today!