GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT PIGS
Sadly Gloucestershire Old Spots are currently at risk of extinction and if we are to stand a chance of bringing them back to mainstream livestock status it is essential that we support the breed. Many people claim to be breeding Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and their produce is often seen on supermarket shelves but unless the breeding stock is registered as pedigree and progeny birth notified, they cannot claim to be Gloucestershire Old Spots – unfortunately much of what we see on the shelves isn’t. We fervently support the Pig Breeders Association and Gloucestershire Old Spot Breeders Club in promoting and maintaining this fabulous native breed and in fighting to ensure that only pure Gloucestershire Old Spot meat is labelled as such.
Flavoursome, succulent and delicious…
The meat from pedigree Gloucestershire Old Spots is something very special. Whether as pork, bacon, gammon, roasting joints or sausages the produce from our pigs is flavoursome, succulent and delicious. It tastes like meat used to taste!
In the words of Derek Cooper on the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme – “Once you try Gloucestershire Old Spots pork, you’ll turn your back on the tasteless, dried up, intensively reared pork forever.”
If you are looking to buy some of our delicious pork to cook at home then get in touch today, you can also follow our goings on behind the scenes on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! We work with pubs, restaurants and wholesalers to supply tasty pork; ask for more details.
Caring for our herd
Our pigs live life outdoors in securely fenced off areas with pig arks in which to sleep on beds of comfy straw. They also have sun shades, wallows and adverse weather protection; we are their carers and it is our responsibility to ensure that they live life in comfort. Fresh water is always available as are a multitude of bugs and worms for them to find. They spend their days rooting around exhibiting normal pig behaviour, playing with the variety of hay bales and entertainment that is provided for them, sleeping or sunbathing. We draw the line at a TV!
They are highly intelligent animals, alert, active and energetic. Each and every one have their own personalities – some love their ears being scratched, others prefer their backs or hips. We can waste hours just watching them run around, ears flapping like crazy!
We love to welcome visitors to the farm, to make an appointment please get in touch.