The Way Your Grandparents Did It

Who knew a few years ago that John and I would be in Missouri raising Heritage Berkshire Hogs? When John came home and suggested our property was conducive to raising Berkshire Hogs, I immediately imagined hogs knee-deep in muck and slathered with mud—and a really awful odor. So

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What in the world? Goat Whey?

Here at Circle B Ranch we believe in naturally and humanely feeding and handling our Heritage Berkshire hogs.  A couple of years ago while doing research on how to naturally finish our Berkshire hogs, we came across a few articles on the internet that encouraged feeding whey

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Pigs are Pigs — right?

Circle B Ranch breeds, farrows and raises Heritage Berkshire Hogs. Why do we prefer this particular breed? For multiple reasons. First off, let me give you a little history on Berkshire Hogs; they are a rare breed that originated from Berkshire England. It has been said the Berkshire

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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food

Yesterday I was talking to a client on the phone, and they had assumed Marina and I had lived in Missouri forever!  While I’m glad that we have adapted to our new home, and that we’re incredibly happy here, that’s actually not quite our story.   So I went back into

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News from the Farm

News from the Farm The News from the Farm this month is about Winter Farrowing.  We know that spring is around the corner but we thought that the way we breed and farrow is very important to the taste of the pork. When we first started our

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