Spring Hill Farms

  (Newark, Ohio)
Heritage Breed Pastured Pork, Chickens, Grass Fed Beef
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Large Black Crossed with Tamworth Pigs Make Excellent Pork

PictureAfter several years of contemplating and researching old heritage breed pigs I have purchased a Large Black boar piglet to cross breed with some of our Tamworth pigs.

I first became interested in these pigs after hearing several farmers experiences with the meat quality of this particular cross.

The Tamworth is a very good heritage breed for meat taste and quality. The Large Black is also known for its delicious pork.

Several producers are crossing Large Black boars with Tamworth sows and they all say the meat is better than either the Tamworth or Large Black as a pure breed.

Large Black can get a bit fat and Tamworth pigs lack marbling in the meat.

By crossing the two you get a leaner hog than the Large Black with the excellent marbling qualities lacking in the Tamworth.

The Large Black is listed as "critical" on the ALBC list. This means there are fewer than 200 annual registrations in the United States and estimated global population less than 2,000. registered each year.

We will have piglets in the Spring of 2012.

I'll keep you updated on how things are going with this great addition to Spring Hill Farms.

Until next time...



 
 

GM Crops - Ruining the Future of Organic Crops

I have long been a proponent of crops that are not genetically modified in any way. Regardless of whether you might think GM crops are good or bad, the undeniable fact is they are contaminating organic farmer's crops at an alarming rate. Their is no way to contain them.

 If I have bull and refuse to contain him so he ends up at the neighbors farm "imparting his genetics" to the neighbors cows we are going to have trouble!

 Just as a farmer must keep his bull, boar, buck, or stud on the farm and contained, so should these seed companies (and farmers) keep their genetics contained or be shut down. 

 We have no way to refuse GM pollen and so end up with genetics we didn't ask for.

 It's time to send a clear message to GM seed companies...YOU ARE BEING IRRESPONSIBLE TO THE ENTIRE WORLD.

Here's an excellent article on the subject [more]



 
 
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