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WELCOME

We are dedicated to the preservation to the Ossabaw Island Pigs and their heritage. Our animals are raised free range on our farm, Island Creek Preserve, located in Middle Georgia.

Our closed breeding herds are registered with the American Large Breed Conservancy (ALBC). Ossabaw Island Pigs were originally introduced in what is now Georgia around 1539, 180 years before Georgia became the 13th Colony of what would become the United States of America.

Our mission is to keep our bloodline pure which remains successful through selective breeding of purebred animals. Over the past decade there has been a small handful of Ossabaw Island Pig farmers using this selective breeding to improve the breed without hybridizing. The specific characteristics we breed for are size, meat quality, temperament and litter size. This premium bloodline produces only a few hundred animals nationwide annually. Therefore, supply is limited. We monitor our herds closely but allow this natural genetic selection, which is one of the aspects that makes them so special, to dictate future breeding stock.



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Ossabaw Island Pig’s diet consists mostly of natural vegetation, soft mast (muscadines, scuppernongs) and hard mast (acrons etc). To round out their diet, at Island Creek Preserve, our pigs are fed a supplemental diet of brew grains from a local micro-brewery. Brew grains, are the by-product of the brew process normally destined for land-fills or composting. However, we are able to make our pigs even more sustainable by utilizing this by-product of the brew industry.

We make our Registered Ossabaw Island Pork available to fine restaurants and charcuteries, primarily here in the Atlanta area. We also have a limited supply of meat when available to the general public through our pre-sale and reservations program.

We invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy this scrumptious and historical pork.

 

ABOUT

Once we were introduced to the Ossabaw Island Pigs, we knew they were very special. We are excited to be able to offer Registered Ossabaw Island Pork from our free-ranging herd. The tender and tasty meat is sought after by select chefs and consumers seeking natural, superior quality farm-to-table foods.

These pigs are direct decedents of the famous Iberico pigs from Spain which are commonly referred to as “four legged Olive Trees” because their tasty fat is high in Oleic Acid, the same heart healthy fat found in Olive Oil.

Ossabaw Island Pigs arrived in Georgia from Spain with the Hernando DeSoto expedition in 1539 nearly 180 years before Georgia became the 13th Colony in 1722. These non-hybridized animals lived isolated on Ossabaw Island for nearly 500 years and todays genetically superior animals are a result of natural selection. Because their genetics are so strong, and we allow our animals to live free-range, the needs for any dietary supplements or medications is virtually non-existent.

Ossabaw Island Pigs are currently listed as critically endangered with the American Large Breed Conservancy. By creating a demand for this healthy and scrumptious meat we can continue to be stewards for these these very special animals found only in the United States.



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Products

Due to production levels and the demand for Ossabaw Island Pork in the Atlanta area, we are currently unable to offer products to the general public.

We hope to begin offering Registered Ossabaw Island Pork to the Georgia general public in the near future.  If you would like to get on a waiting list please contact us.  Please note, we will be contacting people on the waiting list in the order we receive requests.  Therefore, if interested, the sooner you contact us, the better.


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Pre-sale Reservations

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OUR HERITAGE STOCK BREADER

For updates on Island Creek Farms and our family of Ossabaw Island Pigs, please visit our BLOG on this website

Mohawken

Mohawken

One of the premier boars known to the breed, Mowhaken passes along selective genetics for high shoulder, large body size, excellent temperament and increased litter size among his sows.

Centerpiece

Centerpiece

Centerpiece, our Matriarch,  embodies the desired characteristics of an Ossabaw Island sow.  Large body size, good temperament, large litters and excellent mothering skills

GoHawk

Gohawk

Gohawk also embodies the desired characteristics of an Ossabaw Island sow.  Large body size, high shoulders, good temperament, large litters and excellent mothering skills

Babys

Picasso, Vincent, Sweet Pea and The Professor

Out of Centerpiece and by Mr. Jackson, these four your Ossabaw Island pigs carry some of the best genetics known to the breed after years of “common Sense” animal husbandry

Sows

Ossabaw Sows

Ossabaw island pigs are very social, family oriented animals they prosper in free-range conditions.  Our sows are chosen to continue to develop the desired traits of the Ossabaw Island breed.

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297A Jule Ingram Rd

Milledgeville, GA  31061

678-520-9000
Marc@Hamthropology.com
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