2017 - Please see our new Farm additions
Cattle page




             

Please see the new updates on my pricing and new offers.
Effective February 2015


             

Raise a toast to yesterday’s achievements
and tomorrow’s brighter future.


All the best in 2015.

Ian Smith

             

Fall 2012
The Winnipeg Humane Society News

"Farm Animal Welfare News"

Read here


             

Monday, October 1, 2012
Siemens Says

"Argyle, MB farmer says his website is his golden egg"
(by Harry Siemens)

Read here


The original article at Siemens Says

             


I'd like to express gratitude to over 200 visitors,
who came to see my hog farm.

             

Thursday, February 9, 2012
SELKIRK JOURNAL

"Surf ‘n Turf made from local ingredients"(by Amanda Lefley)

Read more here


The original article at Selkirk Journal

             

November 2011

New prices are in effect. Please note the changes.

             

Thursday September 22, 2011
MANITOBA Co-operators

"City folks get a close-up view of farms -- and farmers"
(by Shannon Vanraes)
Read more here Page 1 Page 2



             

Thursday September 22, 2011
STONEWALL TEULON TRIBUNE

"A day at the farm"
(by Shane Gibson)
Read more here Page 1 Page 2



             


I'd like to express my gratitude to all the people,
who visited my farm during Open Farm Day. I hope you
enjoyed the tour, food, and thank you for signing
my Guest Book.


Natural Raised Pork Guest Book




             



Please click to see my promotional Open Farm Day 2011 video.


   

May 2011

Click on Farm Tour to view NEW PHOTOS from Lord Selkirk's
Regional Secondary School educational tour.



   

October 2010
ARGYLE COMMUNITY NEWS


Meet your Argyle neighbour

   

Thursday September 16, 2010
THE STONEWALL ARGUS and TEULON TIMES


"On the towns - Argyle" (by Janice Lawrence)

On the topic of "Open Farm Day – Sept 19. Spend a day on the farm
and discover your rural routes!" - and more.

Click here for original scanned newspaper article
or read here

The original article at THE STONEWALL ARGUS and TEULON TIMES

   

Thursday September 16, 2010
THE STONEWALL ARGUS and TEULON TIMES


"Come visit the farm" (by Darren Ridgley)

Manitoba farms open their doors to public for Open Farm Day.

Click here for original scanned newspaper article
or read here

The original article at THE STONEWALL ARGUS and TEULON TIMES

   

September 20, 2010

I'd like to thank everybody, who came on Sunday September 19.

New "Open Farm Day Gallery" was added to my web site.

Please see the photos from the very first Open Farm Day on Natural Raised Pork farm.


   

July 2010

Don't miss OPEN FARM DAY event.
Sunday September 19 2010 you are invited to visit my farm.


   

July 2010

LFP certification was awarded to Ian Smith.
For more details visit my Certificates / Awards link.


   

June 2010

New pictures from the farm were added to photo gallery.

   

May 2010

New prices are in effect. Please note the changes.

   

April 30, 2010

New cell phone number is now available
(204) 461-0487


   

March 2010

Natural Pork received CQA certificate for year 2010.
Look at my CERTIFICATES / AWARDS section.


   

February 19, 2010
EMAIL ADDRESS CHANGE!

Please note that Natural Raised Pork changed email address
from imsmith@mts.net to
new email address imsmith@highspeedcrow.ca


   

December 2009
THE WINNIPEG HUMANE SOCIETY NEWS

HUMANE HOG RAISING TECHNIQUE
Meets You in the Middle

(by Alix Sobler)


Read the article

   

Monday, November 9, 2009

Don't forget to check my new photos from the farm in my photo gallery.

   

Thursday, October 15, 2009
CBC radio

Debate on hog stalling.
Traditional group farming by Ian Smith versus conventional
sow stalling presented by MPC director Rick Bergmann of Steinbach.


Quit stalling debate (6.86 MB)

For further information you may also read article from the University of Manitoba Newspaper
Thinking critically about pigs (By Dana Medoro)


             

Monday October 12, 2009
COUNTRY GUIDE

While farmers, econimists and politicians debate agriculture's future,
Ian Smith and John Toone are buiding their own little piece of it.

Market Signals (By Gord Gilmour)

             

Friday October 9, 2009
PRAIRIE HOG COUNTRY

Hustle, Hustle, Hustle, Sell, Sell, Sell (By Harry Siemens)
This article is in PDF format. Don't have Adobe Reader? Click here to download it.


             

Thursday September 10, 2009
MANITOBA Co-operators

Small Farmer Beats Commodity Price Trap (By Daniel Winters)

THE MANITOBA CO-OPERATORS

             


             

Monday August 24, 2009
Ian's point of view on struggling pork industry for CBC radio.
Listen to Ian's interview (5.39 MB)

CBC radio

             

Monday August 17, 2009
Siemens Says - Harry's commentary on
"Pork aid sets significant precedent"
(Harry's commentary)
Listen to Harry's commentary (2.55 MB)
Read the article

Siemens Says
web site email at 134 Redwood Drive, Winkler, MB R6W2A2

             

Thursday January 15, 2009
MANITOBA Co-operators

"Trust or trace?" (by Daniel Winters)
Read more here


THE MANITOBA CO-OPERATORS

             

August 28, 2008
FARM FRESH VEGETABLES AVAILABLE NOW!
Yellow and green beans $2.00/lb
Long English cucumbers $1.00/lb
Beets $1.00/lb
Carrots $1.00/lb
Large Kelsae onions $1.00/lb
Tomatoes $1.00/lb
Sweet corn $4.00/dozen

             

Sunday July 20, 2008
PHOTO UPDATE
New photos were added to Gallery and Vegetables section


             

Friday June 6, 2008
SELKIRK JOURNAL

"Keeping it local"(by Mark T. Buss)

"Young mother connecting producers with consumers"
Read more here


The original article at Selkirk Journal

             

Friday May 9, 2008
THE STONEWALL ARGUS and TEULON TIMES

"On the towns - Argyle" (by Janice Lawrence)

"Ian Smith was taking a break from the farm on April 29,
to be on hand to share stories of his farm and answer
questions about his naturally raised pork ..."
Read more here


The original article at THE STONEWALL ARGUS and TEULON TIMES    

 MAY 2008 

Natural Pork is expanding its natural products.
Starting this summer you will be able to purchase
farm fresh grown vegetables with your meat order.


Please check my web site frequently for more information.


             

Thursday May 1, 2008
MANITOBA Co-operators

"Who's your consumer?" (by Laura Rance)
Read more here


THE MANITOBA CO-OPERATORS

             

Wednesday April 30, 2008
Margaret Webb was speaking and signing her book
"Apples to Oysters" at Winnipeg Humane Society.
Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3


             

Wednesday April 30, 2008
CTV canada Local television station interview
with Ian Smith

"Book profile helps Manitoba pig farmer"

View the interview       Read the story
CTV Winnipeg web site


             

Saturday April 26, 2008
Siemens Says Harry's interview with Ian Smith

"If it ain’t broke don’t fix it…"
Listen to Saturday's interview (5.88 MB)

That’s Ian Smith’s philosophy. He loves farming. He loves
it enough that, at age 44, he remains single as he works
the farm. It’s tough to meet a potential wife when you have
to be on the farm most every day. And with rural
de-population, they’re just aren’t that many eligible women
out there who understand the life. Smith takes no holidays.

Ian says... my holiday is delivery day — Friday — when I get
go out and talk to my customers.
Read more here

Siemens Says web site email at 134 Redwood Drive, Winkler, MB R6W2A2


             

Friday April 25, 2008
Siemens Says Harry's audio commentary
Listen to Friday's interview (989 kb)

"Farmers walk away from hog industry"
Pressured by high feed costs and low slaughter prices, farmers
across Canada are leaving the hog industry in droves, according
to Statistics Canada. The number of hogs in Manitoba fell by 8.9
per cent over the last year, and by 11.7 per cent nationally —
the largest annual drop in three decades, Statistics Canada
reported. Read more here

Siemens Says web site email at 134 Redwood Drive, Winkler, MB R6W2A2


             

Wednesday April 23, 2008
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

"Who's your famer" (by Wendy Burke)
Read the article here


             

Friday April 4, 2008
AGRI-VIEWS

"A Pig's life"
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