There are people who like to have a healthier body, and aside from doing exercise regularly, they choose what they will eat. Some of them have even chosen to only eat vegetables and fruits without any meat maybe except fish and other seafood. This is because meats usually are taken from animals which were fed with antibiotics and other artificial supplements that might have adverse effects on humans.
Although others still want to eat them but are constantly at a dilemma since they are worried they will develop illness from consuming them. That is why allnatural pastured pork is a great choice for those conscious with their health and still want to enjoy its delicious taste. These are taken from pigs with access to open pasture all year long.
They feed on diverse diet of animal and plant foods with farmers ensuring they forage natural ones like grubs, roots leaves, grass, acorns and feed without GMO. Doing this makes them get a higher amount of nutrients appropriate for their species compared to those from industrial farms. They consume those with omega 3 fats which benefits the consumers as well.
Having access to natural forage and receiving plenty of sunshine makes their fat and meat richer in micronutrients, specifically vitamins D and E. They create vitamin D in their skin just like humans do so exposure to sunlight makes them rich with it. Antibiotics are not given to them routinely, including ractopamine, an additive that is banned in other countries due to its potential hazard.
Letting them freely move and roam around, wallow in mud while being under sunshine makes them enjoy their existence appropriate for them. These lessen their stress levels and make them healthier compared to those raised inside a barn or in confinement. That is because their lungs can be harmed from the bad odors of ammonia.
Confinement operations with thousands of pigs in one time could create a big problem for their waste disposal. They are located on top of concrete pits which manage the disposal of manure and this festering pits pose great burden to the environment. These can also threaten the local waterways and are prone to spillage as well.
On the other hand, when these animals are raised in pastures and holistically managed by rotational grazing, the waste disposal problem becomes questionable. Their wastes will build the soil instead of damaging their environment, along with their natural ability of rooting would till the land. These prepare the land for future seasons of food production.
Public health is also improved by this because these pigs would not be given antibiotics even when not needed that can contribute to the rise of bacteria being resistant to them. Those confined animals are given this medicine to prevent sickness due to their crowded conditions. Having bacteria that resist drugs is not beneficial to the general public.
Producers who are raising them in pastures also contribute to those heritage breeds that are almost extinct. This is because these breeds are not suitable for confinement and could better adapt to the open environment of farms. Doing so helps preserve farming and culture legacy to ensure biodiversity.