I sold them some breeding stock a while ago.
If you want to buy some pigs, call Gar House at 530-757-2294 or 760-522-7777.
It is funny that just when I was thinking about Imre, the Hungarians call about their Swallow-Bellied Mangalitsa pigs.
I suggested to them that they get licensed by the state to kill and process the pigs. It would be great if Hungarians (and non-Hungarians) could order half or whole Mangalitsa pigs, turned into traditional Hungarian products - by pigs bred, fattened, slaughtered and processed all on the same farm - by them. There's two reasons:
- Killing the pigs on the farm means one can arrange a zero-stress kill.
- When the producer manages things from start to finish, he's got the incentives and ability to optimize everything to meet the needs of his customers. This is why I don't like small slaughter plants. Custom butchers typically suck too; what sort of guy spends his life killing animals, cutting them up, and making products out of them, for ungrateful farmers and other cheapskates? The sort of guy who can't hold a decent job.