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NC Pastured Pork Co-op Seeks Farmers to Supply Rapidly Expanding Market

pig smallBEULAVILLE, NC — The North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association (NCNHGA) is seeking natural hog growers to supply the growing demand for pastured pork.  NCNHGA is a farmer-owned marketing cooperative aimed at successfully marketing hogs raised outdoors without the use of antibiotics, growth promotants or animal byproducts. Current markets include national grocery outlets, local restaurants, and other whole cut retailers.  All members are required to be Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) before joining.

Please contact Tim Holmes of AWA directly with certification questions (252-796-8079). Contact NCNGHA President Jeremiah Jones at 910-290-2547 for meeting details or additional information about NCNHGA membership.

Animal Welfare Approved is a free certification for family farms raising their animals outdoors on pasture or range.  AWA provides marketing and technical support to farmers in the program.  For more information visit www.AnimalWelfareApproved.org.

4 thoughts on “NC Pastured Pork Co-op Seeks Farmers to Supply Rapidly Expanding Market

  1. Donnie says:

    I would love to join. I take great pride in my pigs. Making sure the are well fed and happy. I have 10 acres and will be turning them out soon. I have to make sure the fence will hold them. We have hunters on the other side and I raise special pigs. I dont want them to be shot. I need to sell the babies to build up my farm. If you can help me expand by helping me sell them, that would work. Please go to my website and see my very special pigs.
    Thank you, Donnie

  2. Emily says:

    Hi Donnie,
    Thanks so much for your interest, someone will be in touch with you shortly!
    Best,
    The Animal Welfare Approved Team

  3. Will Quinn says:

    I’ll soon have some of my first market hogs on the ground & I’m looking for a reliable market to sell to. What do I have to do to meet the qualifications & who do I contact in order to do so?

  4. Hi Will,
    AWA standards for pigs are available at http://www.animalwelfareapproved.org/standards/pig-2012/.
    For meeting details or additional information about NCNHGA membership, you can contact NCNHGA President Jeremiah Jones at 910-290-2547.
    Thanks and good luck,
    The AWA Team

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