Get to know more about Anna's Happy Trotters…
The Longthorp family produce free range pigs from beginning to end.
Our farm was originally a purely arable business growing crops. We started farming pigs some 25 years ago to make better use of the grain we were producing. And then a few years ago we decided to to make better use of the pigs we were producing by going through a more direct route and selling to butchers and farm shops to get closer to you – the consumer.
We have bred our pigs outside from the very beginning and in 2007 we decided to take it one step further, and after weaning carry on growing our pigs outside so that they would be 100% Free Range from start to finish. There are only 1 – 2% of pigs produced in this way in the UK and so our pigs really are “la creme de la creme”!
And to ensure our customers really do get the best, only female pigs go under the “Anna’s Happy Trotters” brand. We select the finest gilts (female pigs) at weaning and send these to the free range fattening site. The rest of our pigs will be fattened in large straw yards which are classed as Outdoor Bred.
Our number one priority at Anna’s Happy Trotters is the welfare of our pigs and this is something we are very proud of. I am a big believer in being responsible when it comes to eating meat, which means making sure that it has been produced to high welfare standards. As well as being Red Tractor assured, we are also Freedom Food accredited and on top of this, Compassion in Worldfarming have recognised our commitment to animal welfare by presenting us with a Good Pig Award.
I hope you enjoy looking around our website and if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you!