At Boxes Farm we (Sue & Ann) raise animals the ‘Old Fashioned’ way.
Most of our animals are rare breeds – recognised as producing a better flavour of meat and well-suited to living outdoors where they are able to pursue the natural behaviour which is their birthright.
None of our pigs have rings in their noses. Although this is supposed to make the handling of them easier, it would prevent them from rooting through the soil as they would naturally do.
They are fed a diet free of genetically modified food which is supplemented by the fruits of the land they forage and numerous natural ‘treats’ we add.
We are not registered ‘Organic’ due to the costs of registration but we only use chemicals or drugs when our animals welfare dictates it. Because of the natural lives they lead this is a very rare occurrence.