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Pastured Pigs

Kendra Kimbirauskas matured on a little farm in the Midwest seeing her moms and dads working long hours to make ends satisfy. With an intimate understanding of the day-to-day battles farmers face, after college she became an activist on the issues impacting small farms, dealing with agriculture concerns in Iowa.

While there, she likewise hung around at Niman Ranch, working with a co-op that provides pork to Chipotle restaurants. The experience of raising pigs outdoors on pasture resonated with her and in 2006 she decided that it was time to "walk her talk." Putting her beliefs into action, she and her husband, Ivan Maluski, began a little, natural farm on a few acres in Colton, Oregon.

At Goat Mountain Pastured Meats they raise goats, whose milk Ivan utilizes to make cheese, along with chickens, horses, pigs and two saved oxen. They are committed to farming in such a way that offers high quality, healthy and cost effective natural food while protecting the biodiversity of the land and its water.

Three years ago they decided to raise heritage breed pigs and started a reproducing program, an uncommon action considering that a lot of farmers buy piglets from breeders. With a Large Black boar she shows another farmer and two Tamworth sows, Kendra is committed to the strong genetics that she discovers in these types, both having docile personalities and producing tender, tasty meat.

While she and Ivan have a ways to go to have the ability to farm full-time, she's still a farmer down to the soles of her boots, saying that it's frequently hard to tear herself far from her animals to go into work.

With luck, quickly she will not have to.

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