The herd is farmed on Palm Springs Farm at Forest Grove by David Hohnen and Nigel Lovejoy.
Sows live in an environment made up of creek-lines, pasture and woodlands. Boars live with the family groups and sows will build nests to farrow under the cover of dense Peppermint trees.
At weaning young pigs are taken as family groups into separate paddocks with the same mix of woodlands, creek-lines and pasture. All pigs are fed a daily supplement of grain and legumes.
Big Red is unique in being a pastured pig, grazing and foraging in a natural environment.