Our farmer’s stories
The family farm where we source our pork from at Bidfood is called ‘Dagmarsgaard’, which is situated on the east coast of Jutland, Denmark. The farm was bought in 1822 by Hans Jensen’s great-great-great-grandfather, Hans Jensen! Since then, the farm has seen 200 years of fast-moving developments in Danish agriculture.
These deep-rooted relationships mean sustainability, traceability, consistent quality and treatment of our farmers and animals are of the upmost importance. The female breeds making up the dam line will include Duroc, Large White and Landrace breeds, while the sire lines will range from Hampshire, Piétrain types and White cross-type sires or boars.
“Our pigs enjoy a vegetarian, specifically cereal-based feed; wheat or barley. The health and wellbeing of our animals is of upmost importance which is why their diet will alter in terms of composition throughout the lifetime of the pig as its nutrient requirements will consistently change. Rearing livestock well and ensuring that high welfare standards apply throughout the animal’s life are vital to ensuring the quality of the meat we sell. We are committed to keeping animals safe, comfortable, and healthy. We have a responsibility to be a leader in animal welfare and that starts with ensuring the health and well-being of those animals by taking care of them properly, treating them responsibly and with respect. It’s simply the right thing to do.”