Jolly Roger's Ranch, located in the beautiful, rural town of Alton, New Hampshire is a family-owned and family-operated producer of pasture-raised bison, Mangalica pork, and Suffolk and Katahdhin lamb.  We believe in treating our food with great care and respect both before and when it's on our table.

Our focus is on producing the finest pasture-raised bison available.  Bison is the original food source that the Plains Indians incorporated into almost every aspect of their daily lives.  Much more than food, it provided a nearly endless supply of products with nearly every part of the animal being utilized in some fashion - from tools, to clothing, to medicines, shelter, and countless other uses.  Bison is considered by many food nutrition experts to be a superfood that is incredibly rich in protein and nutrients including iron, zinc, and vitamin B-12.  Bison actually contains less fat, fewer calories, and lower levels of cholesterol than pork, beef, and chicken.  Find out more about why adding bison to your diet is a healthy choice.

We are currently the only source for Mangalica pork in the state of New Hampshire.  Mangalica pork is highly sought after by restauranteurs and epicureans alike.  The Mangalica pig is an Old World breed with a thick coat of curly hair and lots of subcutaneous and intramuscular fat.  It was originally indigenous to Hungary and also the most popular pig in that country, being used for traditional sausages and creamy lard, but by the 1990's the breed was nearly extinct.  A group of farmers determined to preserve this precious curly-haired, heritage breed, and today the Mangalica is enjoying a revival on small farms, both in Europe and the United States.  The Mangalica pig is not well-suited to intensive farming as it is unable to thrive in tight confines.  In Hungary, Mangalica pigs are often raised on pasture in the Hungarian Steppe, an expansive grassland ecosystem, where they forage and root for their food.  They are well-suited to our local climate here in New Hampshire and our pasture affords ample natural food sources allowing us to produce a truly unique and delicious pork having all of the traits of the breed's heritage.

Our pasture-raised lamb are a hybrid of Suffolk and Katahdin sheep - the Suffolk provides the superior growth and meat the breed is well-known for while the Katahdin in addition to being naturally parasite resistant also has the unique characteristic of having hair rather than wool and, therefore, do not need to be shorn!

Regardless of your choice, all of our meats are produced with love, care, and respect for our animals.

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