What Free Range Pork Means to Spragg’s Meat Shop

Here at Spragg’s Meat Shop, we are committed to providing high quality pork to all of our customers. Part of that promise means that we take care of our pork from the time it comes to our farm as piglets to the time we butcher the meat. In order to care for the pigs, we operate using the free range concept. Many farms may produce free range pork but here’s what it means to us:

  1. Pigs are Pasture-Fed – Rather than cooping up our pigs inside tiny cages or pens, we allow them to roam freely about pastures. We make sure that there are plenty of plants and natural foods for pigs out on the pastures. In the winter, we supplement the pigs’ diet with alfalfa and straw. Throughout the year, pigs also eat our farm-grown barley and farabeans.
  1. No Antibiotics, No Hormones – Most traditionally raised pork includes the use of hormones and antibiotics to make the pigs grow faster, leaner, and without illness. Our pigs don’t have to put up with filthy living conditions and poor diets common to traditionally raised pork, which is why we can avoid these unhealthy measures. In addition, we believe that our product is healthier and better for our customers because we avoid these additives.
  1. Stress-Free Life – The pastured life is the natural way of life for pigs. In the wild, pigs forage and root around on the forest floor and graze in pastures. We recreate that life in our pastures.

For quality, free range pork, visit one of our retail locations  and try it for yourself!

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family-owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked, and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.