The Smith farm has been in the family since 1953. Originally a dairy farm, the Smiths began raising pigs on their
quarter section near Argyle, Manitoba in 1967. During the 80s and 90s, as pork production became concentrated in
huge hog barns across Manitoba and the rest of North America, the Smith farm stayed small, mixed, humane and
Today the farm is home to about 200 to 250 pigs, not to mention cows, chickens and horses. It is a truly mixed farm.
On this farm you will NOT find the animals confined in 2 foot by 7 foot stalls, nor will you find pigs living on straw-less,
slatted metal or concrete floors above a pool of their own waste which is how most large hog operations are these days.
We grow our own barley with green clover and as a result you get a wholesome feed, a richer soil and a cleaner environment.
Which in turn produces NATURAL PORK, a healthier meat product.
Since 1999 the Smith farm has held a Canadian Quality Assurance Certification. To meet the CQA requirements, a Vet comes
out every 3rd year followed by 2 years of the farm submitting production records to the Vet. If the CQA Vet recommends
CQA validation he sends the paperwork to the Manitoba Pork Council for approval.
We started selling sides of pork in the fall of 2003. In early 2004 the farm was inspected, and passed certification by
the Winnipeg Humane Society.
I am proud to be producing the most consistent, highest quality natural pork in the industry.