In 2007 we decided to take that one step further, and after weaning carry on growing some of our pigs outside so that they would be 100% free range from start to finish. There are only 1-2% pigs produced this way in the UK.
Whilst many would like to see all of our pigs produced in this way, this is something that is fundamentally impossible. To do free range pigs well and maintain the highest welfare standards you need the right sandy, free draining land, something that is scarcely available in Yorkshire, which is why there aren’t many free range pigs around.
So in order to maintain our high welfare standards the remainder of our pigs are still grown in large straw based yards which are Red Tractor Assured and Freedom Foods accredited.
To see the difference between Free Range pigs and Outdoor Bred pigs Click Here
Our number one priority at Anna’s Happy Trotters is the welfare of our pigs and this is something we are very proud of. I am a big believer in being responsible when it comes to eating meat, which means making sure that it has been produced to high welfare standards.
As well as being Red Tractor Assured and Freedom Foods accredited, Compassion in World Farming have also recognised our commitment to animal welfare by presenting us with a GOOD PIG AWARD.
I hope you enjoy looking around our website and if you have any questions we’d love to hear from you.