Downlands, South Canterbury
For Highgrounds’ owners, the Cottle family, the pigs’ welfare is as important as the family’s and no expense is spared in treating them like royalty. From the luxurious purpose-built heated yurts for the sows to farrow (give birth) and keep their vulnerable piglets safe, to on-demand feed and 1500m2 area for each group of 150 pigs (roughly 100m2 of pasture for each pig) to roam around in, this is ethical and free-range farming at its finest.

The people

The Cottle family is passionate about sustainable farming and share Harmony’s values around giving animals their best life.

The animals

Lounging around in the shade or lying in the cool dirt, Harmony pork is raised in a low stress environment. No barns, cages or concrete floors, instead fresh air, sunlight, and lush open fields.
We set the scene for the pigs – plenty of bedding, ad-lib feeding, access to grass, feed and shelter should they choose it. Keep them comfortable with the sun on their back and dirt between their toes. They do the rest.
Hamish Cottle