Thursday, June 11, 2009
I just saw an article about a meat processor, already well-known for Mangalitsa products, acquiring a bunch of Mangalitsa pigs. They've got 50.
The article mentions him buying 40 pigs from Hungary, but some of them farrowed two days later. You wonder why the seller didn't hold on to them and farrow them himself. I'd guess the seller is getting out of the Mangalitsa business in a hurry. Hungary is really hurting.
Buying the pigs allows the meat processor to have control over what the pigs eat. For instance, his won't be eating any soy.
Posted by Heath Putnam at 10:48 PM