At Courser Meadows we choose to raise Idaho Pasture Pigs for a variety of reasons:
- They are great for grass-based farms like ours, because of their shorter, upturned snout, they actually graze on grass instead of rooting up pastures. As well as this being better for farms that depend on their pastures and don't want them ruined, it also saves on grain costs as IPP's supplement their diet with grass and hay, AND it makes for a healthier (higher in omega 3's), tastier, and more marbled meat.
- They make excellent, docile mothers and have vigorous, fast growing piglets.
- Both boars and sows have excellent temperaments, and as the mature weight for boars is 300-400lbs, and 250-300 for sows, it makes having breeding pairs more feasible to care for year round as their overall consumption will be far lower than larger traditional breeds.
- Reach market weight (200-250lbs.) and ready for processing at 7-9 months.
In addition to raising pork for our customers at Courser Meadows, we also have unrelated breeding pairs that we sell feeder pigs and registered breeding stock from.
Our Breeding Stock
CharlotteCharlotte (New Moon line) is a tri-color and our favorite pig on the whole farm. She is a perfect example of what an IPP snout should look like. She is a fabulous mother, and her first litter had 8 piglets and her second litter had 11 piglets.
LottieLottie (Fate line) is a beautiful ginger gilt with lots of personality that joined our farm all the way from Ohio. She has wonderful confirmation and just farrowed with her second litter in September 2018.
MatildaMatilda (Fate line) is another lovely tri-color gilt and is Lottie's full sister from Ohio. She just farrowed with her second litter in September 2018.
HamiltonHamilton (Snickers line) is a ginger and black boar piglet from NY. He's grown since this picture(!), and sired both of our fall 2018 litters.
PumbaaPumbaa (Bandit line) is a tri-color boar piglet from Pennsylvania. He will be used as a sire for some of our Spring 2019 litters.
Spring 2019 Prices (Check our For Sale page for more info or to reserve your spring piglets!): Barrow/unregistered feeder pig: $150 ($125ea - 2 or more purchased) Registered, breed quality gilt: $500 Registered, breed quality boar: $400 Registered Breeding Pairs: $800
Contact us to be put on a reservation list for Spring 2019 piglets!