We have a selection of pigs for sale, from 10 weeks old, to gilts and boars ready for breeding. For more information on what we have for sale at the moment, please email –  earth@wickedfood.co.za

Wickedfood Earth Farm has been farming with free-range pigs for over 12 years. We’ve been very successful, raising over 1 500 pigs during this period with very few problems. We don’t use any growth stimulants or antibiotics. In all this time we’ve only lost 2 sows during farrowing, and 2 pigs due to snake bites. We use the meat to make charcuterie and for our workshops, as well as selling fresh cuts directly to the public. Just before Covid, we decided to start a more structured programme, our aim is to develop the following:

  • A viable herd of Kolbroek pigsto preserve and grow the breed – at the moment we have 5 breeding sows from 2 different bloodlines and 3 boars. I’m an administrator on the Kolbroek Facebook page and in touch with most of the breeders around the country.
  • Establish a viable herd of Windsnyer pigs – we’re still trying to locate good genetics. 
  • A free-range pig specific to the South African market – we are busy with various crosses including Kolbroek, Duroc, and European boar, with promising results. 

  • A cheaper, nutritional alternative to commercial feed – there is a small, but growing market for free-range meat, moving away from intensive factory-farmed products to a more natural farming model. This has worked well for beef and chicken, but very little information exists for pork. We’re looking at different models and working closely with Simon Hodgson of agtcovercrops.co.za, who will also be doing a presentation on the day.  In a free-range environment most animals, including pigs, take on average, twice as long to grow than intensively-raised animals. The feed costs therefore mount substantially. A more affordable food source, in the form of pasture, could make this a reality. 

Many small-scale and subsistence farmers around South Africa have pigs as an important mix on their farms and are looking to add value to sell direct. There is very little credible information out there. It is our mission at Wickedfood Earth Farm to establish this information, and transfer it to them through the various workshops we runaround South Africa. More….

We have a selection of pigs for sale, from 10 weeks old, to gilts and boars ready for breeding. For more information on what we have for sale at the moment, please email  –  earth@wickedfood.co.za