Iberian Pastures First Slaughter, Butcher and Fresh Cuts Available

Laura Mortelliti

The delicacy Iberian Ham (Jamón ibérico) is one of the highest quality cured hams in the world. Jamón ibérico is characterized by its long aging period (24-48 months), rich red color, ample marbling, and complex, sweet, nutty flavor. Iberian Ham must be sourced from the meat of only one breed of pig: Black Iberian Pigs. This breed is unique in its genetic ability to produce oleic acid-rich, exceptionally marbled meat. 

WOP on the NYT Magazine Cover

Laura Mortelliti

This beautiful New York Times cover was created by photographer Dan Winters and the above image by Wyatt Williams.

If you know about White Oak Pastures, then you have probably heard about our “Bald Eagle Situation”. Whether you’re familiar with the story or not, you should read the excellent piece by our friend

Meet Our Hog Production Manager Aaron Lorenz

Laura Mortelliti

As our Hog Production Manager, Aaron manages our 200 Iberian hogs and our 500 American heritage breed hogs. Our hogs are all Certified Humane, Global Animal Partnership Step 5+ Certified, holistically managed, non-GMO fed and pastured raised. Our hogs are mobile land-renovation units- they help us clear and rehabilitate land in many versatile ways.

Our Year In Review

Laura Mortelliti

“We pray for plenty of good hard work to do, and the strength to do it.” 

Meet Our Leather Crafter Alena Ivakhnenko

Laura Mortelliti

If you visit our General Store in Bluffton you’ll notice our leather workshop tucked in the back corner. Our leather crafter Alena works here daily and has hand-made almost every leather product on our shelves.  Alena grew up in the Ukraine and spent most of her childhood in her grandmother’s garden. There she developed a deep connection with agriculture and the natural world.

Employee Spotlight: Small Ruminant Manager Matthew Cantrell

Laura Mortelliti

Reviving An Old Tradition: Holiday Goose

Laura Mortelliti

Our geese are free range and have 250 acres of pasture and tree coverage to forage in and explore. We raise Embden geese, a weather-hearty, robust, pure white breed. Geese are herbivores and their beak design makes them the best grazing poultry species.

We’re Into Leather

Laura Mortelliti

We’re into leather! The White Oak Pastures Leather Department was created to utilize our cowhides in a way that is continuous with our zero-waste protocol.

Teenagers With Nose Rings

Laura Mortelliti

We are trying a new type of weaning this year: wean rings. This is a plastic ring that clips inside the calf’s nose like a clip-on earring. We think wean rings are the least stressful and most natural way to wean.  When the calf tries to nurse its mother, the ring’s spiky points make it uncomfortable for the mamma to nurse her calf. She’ll then initiate the weaning process. These rings may look drastic, but they are safe and cannot hurt the mamma cow. Our calves are still able to have all the physical contact that they want with their mammas. They can still nuzzle, follow around, and get licked on by their mammas.

How to cook a perfect pasture-raised turkey

Angela Huffman

 

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