Archive for the ‘Feeding Pigs’ Category
When I first began doing research on pig breeds and discovered Mangalitsas, everything I read discussed the importance of their diet as it relates to the final quality of their meat. This fact doesn’t just hold true for Mangalitsas. All pigs, and I could then assume that most livestock across the board benefit from intensively-managed feed rations. What does that really mean though?
On our methods page in the Revival Meats site, we generally discuss how we feed our pigs during the different stages of their lives—the ending stage being the most important. I must say, that after doing tons of research on the subject, the notions weren’t truly driven home to me until our weekend with Austrian couple, Christoph and Isabell Wiesner at Mosefund Farm, in New Jersey. As I’ve discussed before, Christoph and Isabell are the folks mostly responsible for the preservation of the Mangalitsa breed as a whole—as well as its exportation from Austria to countries all over Europe and the United States.