“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.

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300 Adams street #572

Hurst, IL 62949

Visiting Hours

8am – 6pm

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Big Muddy Hogs Farm Store

300 Adams street #572

Hurst, IL 62949

Daily 8am – 6pm

Big Muddy Farmers Market

Sundays 12 – 4pm

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More about our Farm

Farm Size

30 acres


  • Pork
  • Chicken
  • Eggs
  • Turkey

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.


  • Laying hens: free roaming
  • Broiler chickens: moved daily
  • Hogs: rotated every 1-3 weeks
  • Turkeys: 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.

Conservation Practices

  • Integrated pest management
  • Riparian herbaceous cover
  • Field border
  • Fencing animals to prevent them from entering waterways
  • Grazing management plan

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