Wooly Pigs is looking for a pork producer in Northern California to raise Mangalitsa pigs. All the information is here.
If you know a potential pork producer in Northern California that might be interested in raising Mangalitsas, please refer them to the relevant information!
Raising Mangalitsa pigs in the Bay Area means your customers will include quality-sensitive customers like The French Laundry. Although it has been an honor to serve them, shipping lots of live piglets to California makes more sense than moving a few chilled carcasses.
What's very exciting for Wooly Pigs is that the California producer may be able to finish the pigs on mast (e.g. acorns and chestnuts) - producing pork better than most of Europe's iberico and Mangalitsa, which many consider to be the best in the world. How this can happen is described here.
Hans, a purebred Mangalitsa boar, has been working hard, so in the next few weeks, we hope to farrow many Mangalitsa-Berkshire piglets like the ones pictured above.
The crosses will have carcasses and growth rates somewhere between Berkshires and Mangalitsas, because carcass traits are highly heritable. If someone doesn't want to pay for the fat inherent in a Mangalitsa purchase (see above) or the high price of purebred Mangalitsa (due to their low profligacy), maybe he'll take a cross.