Our rare breed Gloucester Old spot and Oxford sandy and black pigs are free range with plenty of space to root and forage. They are extremely inquisitive animals so enjoy moving across new pasture. Our pigs stay out all year round and sleep in deeply bedded houses in family groups. We are lucky to have a naturally occurring spring on the farm, the pigs use this water to wallow and to cool themselves down in the warmer weather.
We wean our piglets at 12 -14 weeks but keep them in their sibling group to continue their mischievous antics together. We feed the sows daily, this is our main opportunity to give them a scratch and tickle. The wearers have constant access to feed as they are still growing. The welfare and happiness of the pigs is our primary concern. The large amount of exercise and their access to fresh pasture gives their meat excellent flavour and texture with good layer of fat throughout the muscle.