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About Us

We're a small operation and depend on volunteers to help us improve and maintain our wonderful little farm.

We hand raise all of our animals which means that every animal on the farm gets our love, respect, and attention on a daily basis. From belly rubs for the pigs to a walk with the birds, each animal interacts with humans in a sort of petting zoo atmosphere.

We believe this 'hands on' approach produces a calm, stress-free, and happy, if not pampered animal, which in the end produces some of the finest tasting meat that you'll ever experience.

Scientific research has shown that warm-blooded animals (this includes pigs) feel pain and the emotion of fear. In particular mammals, including food animals of this group, have brain structures that enable them to feel fear and suffering from pain, and it is likely that they suffer pain in the same way as humans. Fear and pain are very strong causes of stress in livestock and stress affects the quality of meat obtained from this livestock.

The energy required for muscle activity in the live animal is obtained from sugars (glycogen) in the muscle. In the healthy and well-rested animal, the glycogen content of the muscle is high. After the animal has been slaughtered, the glycogen in the muscle is converted into lactic acid, and the muscle and carcass becomes firm (rigor mortis). This lactic acid is necessary to produce meat, which is tasteful and tender, of good keeping quality and good color. If the animal is stressed before and during slaughter, the glycogen is used up, and the lactic acid level that develops in the meat after slaughter is reduced. This will have serious adverse effects on meat quality.

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Tamworth Farms
6123 Ridge Road, Sodus, New York, 14551, 315-483-8267
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