Our Idaho Pasture Pigs

The Drift Oak Ranch Breeding Herd

We have bought breeding stock from all over the United States, focusing on breed conformation and diversity of lines. Our goal is to provide diversity and options here in Texas!
The Idaho Pasture Pig is a relatively new breed and selecting only the best breeding stock is of utmost importance. We want to select traits that complement the breed standard and ensure a healthy and beautiful specimin of the breed.

We choose our farm breeding stock carefully and breed to enhance the IPP traits. We only sell piglets that exceed the breed standard. We will have options for piglets, but will never register a piglet we wouldn't buy for ourselves. Male piglets that do not meet or exceed breed standard will be castrated and sold as feeders. We do not sell female feeder piglets and will grow those out here on our farm and sold as pork shares (halves/wholes) at butcher time.

Conformation



Both the Idaho Pasture Pig Registry and the Idaho Pasture Pig Breed Association clearly define breed standards and provide excellent examples of the qualities you want to see in your piglets and adult pigs. We do our best to strictly evaluate each piglet to ensure they meet or exceed breed standards before we send them home. We wean at six to eight weeks. As piglets continue to grow, however, things change. Please see our conformation guarantee below.

Our Boars

At Drift Oak Ranch, we love our boars! We consider boars the foundation of any good litter. We pair our boars with gilts/sows that compliment their structure and have a low coefficient of inbreeding (COI). We currently have the Rex, Max, Sam, Bandit and Snickers lines.

Our Gilts & Sows

For our breeding gilts and sows, we look for outstanding mothering instincts, ease of farrowing, and a gentle nature with us and their piglets. We have to handle piglets frequently to evaluate, administer any supplements, and encourage a people-friendly nature in the piglets.

Our Warranty - Conformation

Drift Oak Ranch warrants that their breeder piglets meet or exceed the IPPR’s Breed Standard. If by 12 months of age it is agreed upon by the Buyer and Drift Oak Ranch that the pig no longer meets the breed standard due to faults of genetics and not environment, we will replace the piglet with another registered breeder piglet at the price of a feeder piglet at our standard feeder pricing at the time of the replacement as well as any potential transportation or CVI fees.

Our Warranty - Breedability

At Drift Oak Ranch, we stand behind our breed quality piglet sales. We warrant that breeder piglets are of sound reproductive faculties and if cared for properly, they will breed. Should they not breed before 12 months of age due to what can be proven as not the fault of the other breeder pig or the care of the Buyer, then we will replace the piglet with another registered breeder piglet at no charge except for transportation or CVI fees.

Our bio-security

For the safety of our pigs, we quarantine all new pigs entering the property for a minimum of 30 days. We do not allow visitors to enter any pig area without the proper foot protection and sanitation. Also, per our livestock vet recommendation, Drift Oak Ranch vaccinates our breeding stock with FarrowSure Gold. Please see our article on why we do this. We also worm all pigs twice a year with either topical ivermectin, oral ivermectin, safeguard pellets, or Dectomax injectable. Unless otherwise requested, we provide all piglets leaving our property with a single dose of topical ivermectin. We recommend one more dose 10-14 days after taking your piglet home.