The animals that we grow here at Oldfarm are all from hardy, outdoor rare breeds. Over the past few years we have crossed Saddleback with Landrace (the traditional pink pig) and then further crossed this crossbreed with a Duroc.
Our boar, Polonius Hogworth, is the result of this cross. This chap stands 1 metre high at his shoulder and is 2.1 metres from nose to tail, and we’re guessing here, but we reckon he must be about 450 kgs.
We have bred this boar for good temperament, length of back (loin, shoulder and hams.
The sows we use are Gloucester Old Spot (Jemima) and Landrace (Pinky). They are both excellent mothers producing fine strong piglets and resulting in delicious tasty and healthy meat, full of Vitamin D.
Our animals are totally free-range with 24/7 access to pasture, and are hand-fed a natural non-gmo diet of barley, brewers’ grain, whey and vegetables.