Welcome to Anna's Happy Trotters...

The Longthorp family have been farming for 4 generations. Originally a purely arable farm growing crops, pigs were added to the mix some thirty years ago to make better use of the grain and straw we produce.

In 2008 we decided to make better use of the pigs we were producing by going through a more direct route and selling to butchers and farm shops to get closer to you – the consumer.

We knew we had a great product and it was only fair that we celebrate that by sharing our lovely produce with local consumers, and now, Anna’s Happy Trotters fans far and wide!

In 2007 we decided to take that one step further, and after weaning carry on growing some of our pigs outside so that they would be 100% free range from start to finish. There are only 1-2% pigs produced this way in the UK.

Whilst many would like to see all of our pigs produced in this way, this is something that is fundamentally impossible. To do free range pigs well and maintain the highest welfare standards you need the right sandy, free draining land, something that is scarcely available in Yorkshire, which is why there aren’t many free range pigs around.

So in order to maintain our high welfare standards the remainder of our pigs are still grown in large straw based yards which are Red Tractor Assured and Freedom Foods accredited.

To see the difference between Free Range pigs and Outdoor Bred pigs Click Here

Our number one priority at Anna’s Happy Trotters is the welfare of our pigs and this is something we are very proud of. I am a big believer in being responsible when it comes to eating meat, which means making sure that it has been produced to high welfare standards.

As well as being Red Tractor Assured and Freedom Foods accredited, Compassion in World Farming have also recognised our commitment to animal welfare by presenting us with a GOOD PIG AWARD.

I hope you enjoy looking around our website and if you have any questions we’d love to hear from you.

Chef's rave about Anna's pork, and rightly so! It is superb.

Juicy pork at its crackling best.

Gerard Baker

It's some of the best pork I've ever tasted in my life. Anna has a rare talent. She is passionate about quality and shows this in her product.

Rosemary Shrager

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