UPDATE 8/29/15: To the person from Southern California trying to get in touch with me, yes I got your messages via this website.
Welcome to High Mountain Hogs! We are a small family farm in the mountains of Trinity County in Northern California. We currently have a small herd of Duroc, Hampshire, and Yorkshire crossbred pigs. We mostly sell weaned pigs but have breeding stock for sale as well. We focus on growth and meat taste, which is why most of our herd is a Duroc cross.
In 2010 we decided to purchase some Heritage breed pigs and after lots of research, decided on the Red Wattle breed. We were looking for a breed that would improve the taste of our pork and we feel that the Red Wattles have done just that.
Pigs are a wonderful animal and very satisfying to breed and raise. All of our pigs are fed a custom grain mix from our local feed store that is non medicated. We do not use growth hormones of any kind. We are not an organic farm, but none of our animals are medicated unless there is a good reason to do so.
We do not use gestation or farrowing crates. All our sows farrow in free stalls or individual houses where they are free to get up and go outside if they like. It sometimes makes getting to a piglet a little challenging, especially if the sow is very maternal, but it seems like the best method for everyone.
We now have Red Wattles, Tamworth, Hereford, Large Black and Berkshire pigs. Red Wattle pigs are listed as critically endangered with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC).