Know your farmer. Know your food.
 
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We proudly carry Johnstons Pork as their farm familys share our
family's values by managing their animals with the utmost care.
 
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  • Raised without hormones, as per Canadian regulation, and are grain fed a tasty blend of wheat, barley and corn.  Their primary protein sources include canola and soybean meal.
  • Locally sourced
    • From 6 or 7 farm families, if not Fraser Valley, then within B.C.
  • Ethically Raised
    • Johnston’s visits each farm on a regular basis for inspection
    • Farms have toys in the pens
    • Small farms with 150 to 400 hogs going out per week
      • Compared to large operations with closer to 2,000 hogs out each week
    • Kept inside well ventilated & lit, clean barns
      • Pigs don’t have sweat glands so can’t regulate our B.C. outdoor temperatures
      • Can’t defend against predators
      • Kept inside for disease prevention. Disease can travel up to 5km on the wind
    • Not mass medicated. Only treated with Antibiotics.  Always antibiotic free at time of slaughter
      • On average, in 1 year, about 1% of the animals need to be treated
    • Low stress
      • Short travel distance between farms and plant
      • Hogs are kept within their same group
      • Upon arrival, they’re misted and allowed to play

 

Side note – Johnston’s had Temple Grandin tour and grade their plant.  Result was an A+, along with the observation that Johnston’s really cares about the welfare of their animals.  Temple Grandin is a world-renowned professor of animal science and spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior.  She is also the subject of the award-winning biographical film, Temple Grandin.