Farming forum: Mast fed pork

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Oct 9, 2016 1:53 PM CST
In Europe Mast fed pork has been a big thing for a long time. Pork raised on mast i.e. acorns and hickory nuts gets a premium price over there. So we decided to collect all of the organic acorns we can and feed them to the pigs this year we collected 20 gallons of acorns in a couple of hours
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 9, 2016 5:11 PM CST
Mmmmm! Lucky pigs!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 17, 2016 7:18 AM CST
If you soak them in water to get rid of the tannic acid you can grind them up and use them for cooking. I used to have a recipe for cookies that was really good, not sure if I have that any more. I'll be curious to hear how or if the flavor of the pork is affected.
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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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homeshow
Oct 17, 2016 7:31 AM CST
Mast fed in Spain is high dollar. 3 to 400 dollars for a ham.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 17, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Do you know how long they need to eat them? Throughout their whole life or just for a while before butchering?
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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
Region: United States of America Canning and food preservation Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Nov 9, 2016 11:08 AM CST
No idea. We have been feeding acorns at about a gallon and 1/2 per day for 4 gilts at around 175lb each. That is in addition to the non-gmo feed and non-gmo grain.

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