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I would say they are comparable but probably not top price in the spring, I don't know.
All due respect here Beekissed. I guess it is a matter of ethics, but even though you are not developing a customer base, the pigs WILL taste different. If I were a consumer buying pork with the preconceived notion that is was grainfed pork ( expecting it to taste a certain way) and it didn't taste that certain way, I would be making a stink--not knowing why the meat tasted different. I would be calling the grocery store (or whoever)that I bought it at and complained. But you don't care b/c you don't know who's buying it? :/Beekissed said:Funky tasting meat from scraps: As these pigs will be hauled to the livestock market and sold to the highest bidder, I won't exactly be developing a customer base here. All folks who eat corn fed beef think grass fed beef taste "different" and not as good as what they are used to. Trust me, if you knew what they feed the pigs from the store, you might re-evaluate what you may be tasting! The pigs will be eating what humans put in their face every day without a second thought....but its not good enough for pigs????
Feed producers did the research? The answer is in the question. Pigs have been raised for many years and tasted just fine before all the scientists got involved. I may just be old-fashioned here but meat used to taste so much better than it does now. When I try to describe to the boys how hamburgers used to taste, they can't even grasp it because they have only ever tasted the so-called meat served at schools and restuarants now.And pigs need a certain amount of protein etc, that feed producers have put alot of research into.
This is the line that says it all....anyone having preconceived notions of how their meat was tenderly fed~ when buying from someone other than a trusted, local farmer~has already made a mistake. If I were selling to my neighbors or friends, I would definitely inform them of how and what these pigs were fed. Have you read any of the articles published lately on just WHAT is in your store bought meats????? I mean, eating antibiotics, hormones, injected preservatives and salts, and pumped-in gases to make the meat stay red long after it has started to decompose? And you find ME unethical????with the preconceived notion that is was grainfed pork