Our Blog — Mangalitsa Pork
Why We Started a Mangalitsa Farm
We decided a few years ago to start not only a farm, but a Mangalitsa farm. Most people don't even know what Mangalitsa is- so why did we decide to start one? When we started our farm, we researched virtually every breed of pig to determine what breed we should raise. Yes, this included taste testing! We looked at a number of pig breeds, and were astounded at the cool breeds of pigs and the high quality tasting pork that we didn’t know existed.
Berkshire vs Mangalitsa Pigs and Pork
Berkshire and Mangalitsa pigs are both known for their fine tasting pork. Berkshire has achieved wider fame in the United States. Sellers of Berkshire pork like D'Artagnan and Snake River Farms are known all over the United States for selling Berkshire Pork. Mangalitsa is a breed that has produced less volume in the United States, as an import from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but is rising quickly. Our farm, Acorn Bluff Farms, set out to raise Mangalitsa (also often called Mangalica) pork in Southeast Iowa. We believe that Managalitsa or Mangalica is arguably the best tasting pork in the world, but Berkshire...
Why We Decided to Raise Hogs-The Old-Fashioned Way
We decided to forgo hog confinements, and commercial genetics, instead relying on ancient genetics and farming techniques. Learn why in this post.