Our pigs are a cross of Duroc, Yorkshire and Landrace breeds. Our hogs are fed GMO-free vegetarian grains and legumes, 75% of which are grown on our dry-land fields within a few miles of the barns. Pigs are confinement-free, raised in deep-bedded hoop barns with continual access to large open air paddocks with plenty of sunshine and a great view of the California Buttes. The pigs are a “zero-waste” community, as all bedding is composted and applied to Rancho pastures.Our animals are humanely treated with best practices as certified by Global Animal Partnership. We direct every aspect of our product supply chain from “piglet to parrilla”: from animal birth through slaughter, butchery, recipe creation, production, marketing and distribution. Our animals are slaughtered in a small-scale, abattoir, a short 20-minute drive from the Rancho, ensuring a stress-less and humane death. Our meat has no antibiotics or growth hormones. Rancho Llano Seco is the culmination of our mission to provide a variety of products while caring for the people, the animals and the land. We pride ourselves in our holistic approach to ranching.