There are rumors out there, to which there is a bit of truth.  We are thinning the Mangalitsa herd and selling pigs.  As in the previous post, these would make a great Christmas present for the farmer or bacon eater in your life–even if that person is you! Mangalitsa pigs in winter.We have mature sows, boars, gilts, barrows of all ages and sizes available.  These are not butcher hogs, but ones that are for breeding or raising. Weaner pigs are $75 sold out till spring, when price is $150 ea. young gilts: $375 young boars: $375  sold out till spring Mature sows and boars: $500 Mangalitsa sow with piglets on pasture.Heritage breed Mangalitsa pigs on pasture.These pigs have been raised outside on grass and dirt their whole lives.  The sows have farrowed outside without problems.  Mangalitsas are great winter pigs.  They handle the cold well with minimal shelter and bedding.  They are an even tempered pig, easy to handle. Call (231-825-0293) or e-mail if you are interested in live animals. Butcher hogs are $3.00/lb., which includes basic processing.  Bacon and ham are a bit extra. This is a great time to fill the freezer with fabulous pork! Mangalitsa pork chopIMG_3469The butcher hogs have been raised on pasture, hay, and small grains.  You can have “nitrate free” cures for bacon and ham.  This is the perfect pork for making bone broth, lard, and enjoying red, well marbled pork.  The Mangalitsa is a heritage pig renowned for producing copious amounts of premium quality lard and wonderfully red, flavorful meat.  If you haven’t tried it before, now is the time! You can reserve your half or whole, or order the cuts you want, from the website!  We can ship via UPS to your door or you can pick your order up and see the farm.