Anna's 'Happy Trotters'
I visited Anna's Happy Trotters during September 2009; Anna's farm is in Howden, East Yorkshire.
I met Anna with a number of Butchers and their families in a field with the pigs we had come to view. The field was rutted from the excavations of the pigs, a scene that I expected to see, as pigs seem to be at their happiest when wallowing or digging in the mud!
I spoke with Anna's parents Richard and Diana who told me that they produce between 6-700 pigs per week on their farms. After a period of weaning (4 weeks) the young pigs are moved to begin an independent life. Each week about one hundred female pigs are selected by Anna to be transferred to a farm in Easingwold. Here the pigs reside in the open air, on grass, and here they stay ranging free until they reach maturity.
A few facts about Free Range Pigs;
They take longer to grow than pigs reared inside
They Cost more to produce than intensively reared pigs
They have a great quality of life
The meat tastes better
Anna produces some of the best pork we have ever offered.
Customers can be certain that...
The pigs are properly cared for
They are honestly produced in a natural environment
It is a quality product from field to fork
For Broughs Butchers the only way to be sure that an animal is produced in the way it is claimed - is to visit the farms and see for ourselves.
If you fancy trying Anna's top quality pork, then visit our pork pages on this site. Here you will find our pork sausages, made with Anna's free range meat to get you started. (click here to view)