Why Regeneratively-Raised Pork

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When was the last time you remember seeing pigs out on pasture, or rooting around a forest while you're driving on a country road or cruising down the interstate?


The sad fact is that greater than 97% of pigs are raised inside large confinement barns without access to pasture and forests they so love. [1]

Conventionally-Raised Pork

Conventionally raised pork, confined to limited indoor spaces, lack exercise and access to a natural diet. Their cramped living conditions lead to a diet heavy in grains. These grains increase their polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) levels and lower the vitamin content of the pork. [4]

“97% of commercial hogs are raised in small, indoor, concrete-floored pens. Almost half are raised on Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), also known as factory farms. These intense operations lead to overcrowding, animal stress, disease, and excessive waste.” [1]

Pork Raised Right

At Apsey Farms, all of our pork is regeneratively-raised on pasture or in the forest as nature intended and supplemented with corn & soy-free low-PUFA feed on our family farm and partner farms.

This method of farming is sustainable and regenerative, improving the land's health while providing animals with a humane environment. Our rotational foraging means greater parasite resistance, and less disease for our pork – we don't need to use chemical dewormers, antibiotics, hormones, etc. [2] [3]

Better for you. Better for the animals. Better for the planet. Our regenerative farming practices leads to our low-PUFA corn & soy-free pork being healthier:

  • Healthy living conditions
  • Healthy pigs without the use of vaccines and antibiotics
  • Fresh air and sunlight
  • Access to fresh grass and bugs with non-GMO supplemental feed

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Sources

[1] Rodale Institute. (2024). Pastured pork.

[2] Giller, K. E., Hijbeek, R., Andersson, J. A., & Sumberg, J. (2021). Regenerative Agriculture: An agronomic perspective.Outlook on Agriculture,50(1), 13-25.

[3] American Pork Producers Association. (2018). The nutrition of pasture-raised pork and meats.

[4] Miller, M., Gerval, A., Hansen, J., & Grossen, G. (2022). Pork expected to continue leading global meat imports as demand rises. USDA Economic Research Service.