For four years I dreamed of you, and eat you now.
In South West Spain in an area called Extremadura pigs producing the best quality and the most expensive ham in the world, the Iberian.
Pigs are grown on small private farms in natural conditions, turning the chicken tamanoyu may say “Free Range” pigs.
Pigs gain weight quickly, and already after the first year of each pig costs about $ 200. Over the next year, their weight will be doubled, and the cost three times.
Not a small part of the Spanish peasants in Extremadura survive by breeding pigs. A pig is an animal which gives much to humans. But times are changing. In previous years Spanish farmer earned on breeding pigs up to 30 thousand dollars a year and it was good money for this area, as life here is not expensive. In recent times the earnings dropped more than twice. Companies purchasing pigs drastically reduced the purchase price.
Extremadura on one of the last places on the level of income among cities in Spain and Western Europe. Continue reading