feeding mangalitsa pigs
Red Ledge Farm focuses on feeding our animals in the most healthy way possible. Our Mangalitsa’s always have access to woodlot pastureland where they forage on forest masts (acorns and beechnuts). They are fed locally sourced grain, barley fodder, barley seed and sunflower seed. We sprout our own barley in our hydroponic fodder system which provides our Mangalitsa’s with a high quality green plant material that has a higher percentage of digestible nutrients compared to feeding regular barley seed. Our Mangalitsa’s are finished with a high percentage of barley seed and sunflower seeds. This creates much more healthy and clean tasting pork. Our Mangalitsa’s are finished much later than commercial breeds. Commercial breeds are commonly processed at 5-6 months old while our Mangalitsa Crosses are 10 months old at processing.