4K Piggy Bank

100% committed to supporting local!

We have always supported other small business owners and farmers! We have done numerous events, raffles, auctions, and meet ups to educate and to be educated! Our passion for growing, learning and educating is what drives us to continue.

Over the last few years we have met some incredibly amazing people, we have learned and experienced more than all of us could have ever imagined! We are forever grateful to those who have helped us grow and joined us throughout the years on our epic journey!

We have started what we have been calling the “4K Piggy Bank”.

There are literally 1000’s of small pork producers across Canada attempting to find a small niche in the market to sell their pork. It sounds incredibly simple, but there is so much more behind the scenes that is needed and lots of times its far too expensive for small producers to justify.

A reefer van is needed to transport the meat, a livestock trailer to transport the hogs, a freezer to store the product once packaged, and keep in mind all of these items must be approved by the provincial health inspectors. The pressure doesn’t stop there, each individual producer is now responsible to market their product and compete against larger producers which often turns ugly with negative competition and explanations on why one is “different” and/or “better” then their fellow pork producers.

Small producers may not have 3000 head of livestock, but they still work incredibly hard long hours. The small “producers” are often the farmer that is responsible for feeding the animals in which they are growing, and most times these producers have full time jobs with full time families and responsibilities, and they are the ones who drive to retrieve feed, then unload it, they are the ones that hand bomb water in minus 30 weather, they retrieve stuck piglets and schedule breeding’s, they wake up when the rooster crows pull off a full round of chores, fulfill a full days worth of “blue collar” work off the farm, come home pull off a full round of chores, mend fences, cook dinner and attempt to salvage what small family moments they get.

The job of these producers is never ending and seriously hard work, then they must allocate time to compete in a market, after of course locating a processing facility, paying for processing and pushing pork products on every avenue possible ie: social media, friends, and family.

We strongly believe that we all as small pork producers are “fighting” the exact same battle. If we are all fighting the same battle why are we competing? why are we “knocking” each other down by competing with our differences? would it not be a much more realistic approach if the small pork producers worked together to support one another in the market place?

At 4K Farms we have decided to work with our fellow small pork producers, we offer great advice, support and many different options for joining our 4K pork producing Family.

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