USDA January Hog Treats —call to arrange pickup/delivery. Lowest prices of the season:

Wieners (with grass-fed beef), fully cooked, smoked, no nitrites, no MSG, no fillers, no phosphates:  $4.56 pkg of 6

Fresh Pork Brats, no MSG/fillers: $5.44 pkg of 6 (1.2 lb)

Holiday Sausage, fully cooked, smoked, no nitrites, no MSG/fillers: $6.67 (1.25 lb)

Fresh Ground Pork, delightful flavor waiting for your own seasonings: $3.27/lb

Ham, smoked, no nitrites/MSG: $4.24/lb in packages of about 3.5 lb

Bacon, no nitrites/MSG:$4.67/lb

Fresh ham shanks, pork tongue, liver:  $2.16/lb

Unrendered ground lard: $2.60/lb

 

The White Tail RidgeLine

Well, I prayed that God would slow my life down, wanting health and balance. He gave me this long winter, taught endurance all over again, and worked me daily to loose the extra 10 pounds I was carrying. I am always grateful for prayers answered.

Taking orders now for spring pork, summer and fall chicken, and fall beef. Reserve payments working well to avoid expensive operating loans and hoping to keep a handle on prices. The outlook for organic feeds is at least a 30% increase, unexpected equipment repairs have already taken the whole year’s budget, but the animals are still healthy despite a long winter. I keep telling them, this week’s snow won’t last, the grass will come, the sun will shine….but they keep telling me, cool, wet, late…..

Note that market hogs are ready for spring only. The spring batch of feeder pigs sold out quickly for other folks to raise. This allows me to work on my hog pasture rotation plan over the summer.

 

 

 Spring (Is it Really?) News

Text Box:  Spring 2011
Text Box: Volume 9  Issue 1
Text Box: Inside this issue:
Text Box: Market Update—Prices subject to change:
Pastured Poultry:
 Available  ~Jul &Oct
 Grass-fed Beef: 
—Spring&October
 Pastured Pork: 
— Spring only 2011
Eggs:  Hens organic grains with flax
Nanny Goat Shares

$2.34/# hanging weight plus processing

$2.73/# plus processing

$3.00/dozen

$2.28/# hanging weight plus processing

Still Pending

Spring News

1

Recipes for Health

3

 

What’s Next?

3

Farm History

4