Our rare breed Berkshire pigs enjoy a wonderful free-range woodland lifestyle, foraging among the trees and pushing up the roots with their snouts. We have fifteen sows who farrow all year around with at least eight piglets each. Each sow will have two litters a year, much less than on conventional systems.
This is better for our sows- they live longer, produce stronger piglets and have exceptional overall health.
As well as producing tasty pork and bacon, the pigs form an essential part of our farming system. They are rotated around the farm woodlands and stubble fields, where they eat the roots of weeds, pick-up spilt grain, graze the grass and add fertility as they go which provides natural fertiliser for the next crop.