Berkshire pork is an exceptional breed of pig that has been prized for its exceptional meat quality for centuries. It's a heritage breed that has been bred for over 300 years in the UK, where it was known as the "Cumberland" pig. In the US, Berkshire pork is raised by farmers like us who are committed to raising the highest quality pork possible.
So what makes Berkshire pork so special? For starters, it's incredibly flavorful. The meat has a rich, sweet flavor that's often compared to beef. It's also marbled with just the right amount of fat, which keeps it tender and juicy during cooking. This means that you can prepare Berkshire pork in a variety of ways, from slow roasting to grilling to smoking, and still get consistently delicious results. Even the left overs are still juicy!
Another great thing about Berkshire pork is its texture. The meat is firm and juicy, with a fine-grained texture that makes it a pleasure to eat. It's also very versatile, which makes it a great choice for a variety of dishes. Whether you're making bacon, sausage, or pork chops, Berkshire pork is a great choice.
But there's more to Berkshire pork than just its delicious taste and texture. As a heritage breed, it's also a sustainable choice for conscientious consumers. Heritage breeds like Berkshire pigs are raised in smaller herds, which means they have less impact on the environment than industrial pig farming. We have a total of one boar and ten sows in our herd.
They also tend to be hardier and more disease-resistant than modern breeds, which means they require fewer antibiotics and other medications. The only routine vaccinations that we do are for deworming (usually twice a year) and then we give an iron supplement to babies within their few days of life. We give iron because they need more iron for healthy growth than what their mother can give them through her milk. While we will treat with antibiotics if necessary, it is not something done routinely without cause.
So if you're looking for a delicious, sustainable choice for your next pork dish, consider trying Back Home Farms Berkshire pork. Not only is it a tasty and versatile choice, but it's also a great way to support a small farm who is committed to raising the highest quality pork possible.