Back in 2009 we became accidental pig farmers. In order to ensure a good supply of hardy pigs that live outdoors to make great tasting pork and bacon we needed to start rearing them ourselves. We acquired some Berkshire sows and a boar and off we went. Its not quite that simple but 5 years later here we are with 8 sows producing about 60 pigs a year.
The Berkshire pig is a pork pig designed to grow slowly, thrive outdoors, and produce sweet tasting if slightly fattier pork than you may be used to. They are docile to keep, although they do like to break out into the neighbouring woods and a big hit with schoolchildren when they come on RHET School visits.