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Top 3 Reasons I Choose The Meishan Pig

There's a new and exciting buzzword in the farming and food world.

The Meishan pig.

Recently released genetics (2016) have launched the Meishan into a viable option for the homestead farmer and foodies alike.

Why is that? Let me list my top 3 reasons. 

It's an exciting time for this unheard of breed. And I could still pinch myself that I get to be part of it's conservation efforts.

But why? Why work so hard when other breeds are more well known? That can be summed up in 3 reasons for me. 

1. There are very few times that we are presented with an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of truly new genetics.

- The Meishan offers that. They're a blank slate with enough true genetic diversity to stand on their own. 

- After a keen review of the 3 separate genetic lines, it's clear to me that "it's all there." Everything we need to bring the Meishan to the forefront of Heritage Hogs.

2. The meat has a unique flavor, all it's own.

- My customers comment almost daily that 'The Meishan truly has it's own flavor.'

- They say that it's more like steak than pork, that it puts a "WOW!" factor on their favorite dishes that other pork does not.

- And, if that isn't enough, The Meishan accels in charcuterie (cured cuts) too.

3. They're the perfect fit for my farm.

- The Meishan lives in harmony with my pastured chickens & Livestock Guardian Dogs.
- They're easy on my fence lines, pasture and easy to move around & load.
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Have you heard of the Meishan yet? What do you know about them? I'd love to hear from you!
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About the author: 

Laura Jensen is the Farmer & Heritage Pig Conservationists at Jensen Reserve. 

What started as a desire to eat better to feel better has become a passion for her along with leading the efforts to save the critically endangered Meishan pig. 

Her farm store is attached to a vertically integrated USDA inspected kitchen & butcher shop where she makes Prosicutto, Capicola, Brats and more.

 

 

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