Pasture based, forest floor finished pork raised in the NW mountains of NC. All our hogs are in species correct environment, free to roam, root, and rest in the south facing sloaps of the farm. They are the key to soil tilth in the lower fields where I plant the pumkins they will forage on in fall.
Then rotation is more intense in the summer to prevent erosion on the steep sloaps. In October they are moved to the pumkin patch and then in to the forest under the hickory trees and oak trees. The sows are free to farrow in their own nest that they construct from limbs and soil of their choosing. All the farrowing is in late spring so that there is no need for artificial heat at night. Baby pigs begin to root when they are one day old.
LOCAL ACCLIMATION TO GLOBAL FLUCCTUATION