Free Range Pigs and the Cutest Piglets

Aren’t these piglets cute? It is wonderful when you see really healthy farm animals and I had that privilege yesterday when I visited Phil and Lis Beattie’s property in the Derwent Valley.

Happy free range piglets at Styx River Farm

Happy free range piglets at Styx River Farm

They are dairy farmers but raise a few pigs totally free range and this is the result. It is so important that we get the labelling laws changed to make it clear that there is a significant difference between bred free range and free range pork.

Sow happy! Mum with the piglets

Sow happy! Mum with the piglets

Bred free range means they are born outside but then the pigs are barned or penned thereafter whereas free range pigs are born and live outside and can dig and wallow to their hearts content.

Christine admiring Phil and Lis' free range pigs

Christine admiring Phil and Lis' free range pigs

Space to roam. Piglets explore their environment

Space to roam. Piglets explore their environment

One thought on “Free Range Pigs and the Cutest Piglets

  1. I agree Christine. Only the other day I purchased what was advertised as “Free Range” Bacon from the deli section of our supermarket only to see when I got home that the little sticker actually said “Bred Free Range” – a completely different product from what I thought I was buying. Difficult to shop ethically when things are advertised misleadingly.

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