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Big Muddy Hogs

Big Muddy Hogs offers pasture-raised pork and chicken using regenerative practices.

“Our mission is to produce clean, sustainable, humanely raised pork and poultry for our local food shed. We raise heritage breed  Mulefoot & Red Wattle hogs on pasture with no antibiotics ever. We’re a farrow to finish farm so we maintain a breeding herd to produce all of our piglets. This helps us to be sustainable and produce a consistent premium quality product for our customers.”

Contact us:

Roger Schuttek
[email protected]

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300 Adams street #572
Hurst, IL 62949

Visiting Hours

8:00 am- 6:00 pm

Shop with us.

Big Muddy Hogs Farm Store
300 Adams street #572
Hurst, IL 62949

Daily (8:00am–6:00pm)

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A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

30 acres


  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Turkey

Conservation Practices

No conventional herbicides or synthetic fertilizers

Integrated pest management

Riparian herbaceous cover

Field border

Fencing animals to prevent them from entering waterways

Grazing management plan

No animal confinement

No non-therapeutic antibiotics

Additional Practices

No nose rings in hogs

No docked tails for hogs

Heritage breeds like black Mulefoot and Red Wattle hogs

No forced weaning for hogs

No debeaking chickens

Herd Size

24 sows, 2 boars, 200 feeder pigs 
2,000 broilers (per year)
30 laying hens

Animal Feed

Animals are allowed to forage with supplemental feed. 


Our laying hens allowed to roam the entire farm every day, depending on the season and forage available. Broiler chickens are moved daily, hogs are rotated every 1-3 weeks, depending on what our goals are for their impact on the land as well as forage available. Turkeys are rotated weekly. All animals (except broilers) are raised within electrified net fencing; broilers are raised in field shelters called chicken tractors. All housing is mobile, built on skids or trailers, to move with the animals throughout the season.