Winter is coming and we’re getting tired of feeding pigs. They’re cute when they’re small, but they’re actually quite obnoxious animals. Always getting out and rooting up the garden.
So if anyone would like some great pastured pork, now’s the time to get it – just in time for the holidays. We’re selling at a really good price, just $1.75 per pound hanging weight, plus you pay the butcher to kill, cut and wrap. Your final price will be less than $3 per pound for terrific bacon, sausage, ham, roasts and ribs (depending on how you want it smoked and cut up). Half a pig will be 70-80 pounds of meat.
Animals are going to the butcher soon, so send me an email message and let me know if you’re interested. Or go to www.hawkridgeranchutah.com and click on “Pastured Pork for Sale”. You can read more there and reserve your meat using PayPal. I believe the price quoted there is more than this offer, but you’ll get it for $1.75 per pound hanging weight.
Our animals are raised naturally, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or other medications. Our pigs root and graze in pasture paddocks, with local grains as supplemental feed. We don’t put herbicides or pesticides on our pastures.
We use certified/registered slaughterhouse/butchers. You pay us for raising the meat, based on the hanging weight of the animal. You pay the butcher for harvesting, cutting and wrapping, and you pick up your meat there. (We can help with delivery, if necessary.)
As some of you know, I have a fun secret life as a weekend farmer, and we’re actually producing some product. I want to offer you some delicious pastured pork and/or grassfed beef at a very low friends-and-family price. It’s a great chance to fill your freezer with delicious meat at a can’t-beat price. I want people to try our meat, so I’m selling it at essentially my cost, almost half off the regular price. Way, way below natural meat sold on-line or at a farmer’s market or grocery store.
We recently harvested three Dexter steers and five pigs, and we’ll have more pork in a few weeks. So we have quite a lot of pork, and some beef right now.
So instead of paying the regular price of $3.00 per pound hanging weight for pastured pork, I’m charging only $2.00. That will bring your final cost down to about $3.50 per pound cut and wrapped for yummy bacon, ham, ribs, roasts, etc. (depending on how you want it cut and smoked).
The special beef price is $2.25 per pound hanging weight. That will bring your final cost down to around $4 per pound cut and wrapped for grassfed beef, including burger, steaks, roasts, etc. Check out grassfed beef on-line or in the grocery store and it will run from $8 per pound for hamburger to $18 a pound for the best steaks.
I’m only selling half or full animals. Half a pig will be 70-80 pounds of meat. Half a steer will be about 150 pounds of meat.
I need reservations immediately because the animals have been harvested and are hanging to age. Just send me an email message and tell me what you want. Or go to www.hawkridgeranchutah.com and click on “Dexter Beef for Sale” or “Pastured Pork for Sale”. You can read more there and reserve your meat using PayPal. The prices quoted there are more than I’m charging in this special offer.
Here’s more ranch info if you want to keep reading:
Our meat animals are raised naturally, with no antibiotics, growth hormones or other medications. Our beef animals eat grass exclusively, while our pigs root and graze in pasture paddocks, with local grains as supplemental feed.
Dexter cattle are a heritage breed from Ireland that do really well on grass. They don’t need corn or other grain to fatten up nicely. The butcher said our Dexter meat was some of the best he’s ever seen.
To harvest and sell the animals, we work with Earland’s Meats, a certified/inspected butcher/slaughterhouse in Garland, Box Elder County, which is close to Tremonton. Earland’s has a mobile slaughterhouse that is pulled right into our pasture to harvest the animals. Sorry to be a little morbid, but the animals are grazing one second and dead the next with a bullet between the eyes. They drop dead instantly. It’s vastly more humane than forcing the animals into a stock trailer, hauling them to a slaughterhouse, where they mingle with other terrified animals as they wait their turn. Our animals suffer no stress or fear, so no adrenaline or other stress hormones flood their muscles.
Because we don’t have our own certified butcher shop, we do not sell retail. We charge only for raising the animal, and we must sell bulk amounts, either half or whole. But the process is still simple. You pay us for raising the meat, based on the “hanging weight” of the animal. You pay Earland’s for harvesting, cutting and wrapping, and you pick up your meat from Earland’s.
I’m going to send out a periodic newsletter about the farm and products available. Just send me a message if you’re interested in meat or receiving for the newsletter.
Everyone eats eggs, so why not eat eggs that are truly delicious and healthy? Our eggs feature hard shells and firm, deep orange yolks with dense nutrients and high Omega-3.
We have a flock of Black Australorp hens that are loving life, free-ranging on pasture, getting exercise, producing beautiful, healthy brown eggs. They feast on grass, greens, seeds, and bugs for about 80% of their diet, supplemented by free-choice, non-medicated laying mash.
The hen house is a refurbished travel trailer that we’ve dubbed the “Chick Magnet.” Every few days we move the Chick Magnet to a different spot on the pasture. The chickens get fresh greens, bugs, plenty of shade and fresh water -- and they fertilize the pasture as a bonus. The chickens scratch and feed most of the day (except when they’re in a laying box), and re-enter the trailer at night to roost.
Some grocery stores sell what they call “cage-free” or “Omega-3” eggs. These chickens actually spend all their time crowded in a barren yard of hard-packed dirt, eating nothing but dry mash. Our chickens, by contrast, are truly free to wander and explore as they please, enjoying the good life on pasture.
Guard dogs protect our chickens from ground-level threats, and the birds have even learned to sense aerial predators (we have a healthy population of hawks and owls). They quickly dart for cover under the trailer or a nearby tree or bush whenever they sense danger from above.
We are making deliveries once a week to the Wasatch Front. We obviously can’t compete on price with the gigantic factory producers. Smith’s sells organic “cage-free” eggs for $3.49 a dozen. (Again, cage-free doesn’t mean they eat greens and bugs. It just means they’re in a crowded yard instead of tiny cages.) Another natural food store in Salt Lake County sells free-range eggs for $5 a dozen.
As an introductory offer, we’re selling our natural, free-range eggs for only $3 a dozen.