Irving's Farm Fresh is a family-owned and operated pig farm in Round Hill, Alberta. Alan and Nicola moved their family from the UK to Canada in 2005. Once they moved to Alberta, they noticed that their favourite British pork products weren't available here. So in 2007, they began breeding their own Berkshire pigs! Because if you can't find your favourite food... just make it from scratch yourself right?!
Their small herd of Berkshire pigs are raised naturally, without the use of antibiotics or added hormones. Irving's Farm Fresh strives to create a stress free environment for their beloved pigs, focusing on the "five freedoms" welfare standards which includes:
- Freedom from hunger and thirst
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from pain, injury or disease
- Freedom to express normal behaviours
- Freedom from fear and distress
They live freely with full access to their outdoor environment and indoor shelters to protect them from natural elements. Their pigs feed on forages, locally grown grain, and a premix of canola/soya, and vitamin/mineral supplement - never fed any animal by-products. This includes humane treatment with free roam of their outdoor environment, to be normal pigs and root in the dirt, as well as the enjoyment of human contact. Talk about living the good life! The stress free life their pigs live, result in the best meat quality for you and your family.