Ross Duffield: Modern, Family Farm-Scale Pastured Pork Production

Ross Duffield


The opportunity in local, humanely raised pastured pork production is skyrocketing, making it an ideal enterprise for consideration and a perfect complement to many forms of farming. Swine were considered the “mortgage maker” for diversified family farms for decades, until CAFOs took over the market. Shoppers and chefs have discovered that with factory farming came a fall in quality and they are now seeking the deep, rich flavor and healthier meat produced by heirloom breeds feeding on living forages outdoors. Rodale Institute is leading the way in designing and proving hybrid housing/production systems which makes pasture-based pork production something all farms should again consider.

(26.1 MB) (1 hour, 12 minutes, 37 seconds) Recorded at the 2017 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, December 7, 2017.

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