CHICO, CALIF. — Rancho Llano Seco, a longtime pork supplier in Chico, Calif., announced on Sept. 11 that it would stop its operations.

“We have been affected by circumstances outside our control,” the company said in a post on social media. “Inflating costs, prolonged drought and the war in Ukraine has made the price of grain and other inputs increase beyond our ability to run a sustainable business.”

Rancho Llano Seco added that customers can submit orders online until Oct. 3. The last market days for their hogs would be Sept. 20 and Oct. 14.

“For more than a decade we have been supported by an incredible community of customers, vendors and staff,’ the company added. “We have learned and made friends and been saved from shutting down many times over the years.”

Rancho Llano Seco previously stated that its pigs are a mix of Duroc, Yorkshire and Landrace breeds.

All hogs were fed GMO-free vegetarian grains and legumes. The animals were also raised in hoop barns with access to open air paddocks. The company explained that animals fell under the practices certified by the Global Animal Partnership.

The pigs were slaughtered at a small-scale plant about 20 minutes from the ranch.

Rancho Llano Seco also produced walnuts, almonds, heirloom beans, ancient grains and beef.