Berkshire Pigs are well suited to the outdoor environment that our pigs enjoy on Hoardweel Farm. We run a group of purebred sows and boars that are used to breed the litters of Berkshire piglets. These groups live outdoors on carefully selected ground which is ideal for their inquisitive, rooting nature that they love so much.
The piglets stay with their mother for approximately 8-10 weeks until they are weaned and then live together, growing and developing slowly on a mix of natural foraged roots, vegetation and grain.
We feel passionately about ensuring our pigs live a happy and social life, while they enjoy the interaction of being able to run, play and roll about whenever they like. This stress-free environment allows the animals to grow slowly and build up the inter-muscular fat which leads to the wonderful full flavoured pork that we love.