Otway Pork (Entire range)
Discover the clean, fresh taste of Otway Pork. Otway is bred free range so it's more tender, juicy and has more flavour.
Otway Pork is farmed in accordance with the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme Standards, where pigs are bred outdoors on farms near the Otway Ranges and are then nurtured in spacious, straw-lined shelters where they sleep, play, exercise and socialise.
Available in ACT, NSW, SA, TAS & VIC.
The Otway story
In 1992, we formed a company to establish a free range breeding herd to produce pigs in a natural, outdoor environment where the welfare of the pig was paramount. That company, The Pastoral Pork Company, is now Australia’s largest outdoor pig producer, and we are proud to be the first pig producer to be Approved under the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.
In 2001, we began to sell our tasty, tender pork through selected Melbourne butcher shops under our Otway Pork brand. Today we have expanded our farms to meet increasing demand, and Otway Pork is now available in butcher shops and supermarkets.
Otway Pork pigs are bred outdoors at our farms near the Otway Ranges in South Western Victoria and at Edenhope near the South Australian border. Our parent pigs are free to roam around their paddocks, wallow in their mud baths and shelter in purpose-built open huts. As the mother sow approaches the time to give birth, she is moved to another paddock where she has access to her own insulated, straw-based hut in which she can follow her nesting instincts and have her litter in a quiet natural environment.
Once the litter is born, Otway piglets stay in their hut for protection from predators. As they grow, they venture out from their huts and are free to play, forage and socialise in open paddocks. At about four weeks of age, Otway piglets are weaned from their mothers and are moved to large straw-based shelters to protect them from the elements (in particular, the sun and heat). In the shelters, Otway pigs continue to be free to move about and socialise, and they have access at all times to clean drinking water, a healthy grain-based diet, bedding and good stock care.