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Our Pigs

Our pigs are the Berkshire breed.  

 

Berkshire: Berkshire pigs are an average to large breed, with an average weight at maturity of 600 lb. They have short legs, prick ears and a relatively short snout with an upturned nose. This breed has good marbling (the mixture of fat and lean meat) which we can greatly influence the flavor profile of the meat. Berkshire pork is prized for its juiciness, flavor, and tenderness. It's high fat content makes it suitable for long cooking and high-temperature cooking.

KuneKune: Kunekune pigs are relatively small breed of pig. (The Polynesian word 'kunekune' simply means 'plump'. Their legs are short and their bodies are short and round. The color range includes: Black, black and white, white, gold, tan and brown. Temperament-wise they are known for being placid, very friendly and easy to maintain, and thrive on human company.


Feed: The quality and type of feed fed to the pigs greatly influence their quality and taste on the dinner table. R.O.S.E. Farm pigs are fed Non-GMO grains from feed mills in Virginia.

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Fun Facts About Pigs

  • Pigs are smart. Their intelligence is higher than a dogs, some primates, and even young human children.

  • In their natural state, pigs are very clean animals. They keep their toilets far from their living and feeding areas.

  • Pigs are much more tolerant of colder temperatures than heat. Pigs have no sweat glands so they can't sweat. This is why they enjoy nice mud baths in the summer to keep cool.

  • Pigs like to get massages, enjoy scratching themselves on trees, relaxing while listening to music, and playing with enrichment toys.

  • Pigs have excellent memories. They can remember things for years and can recognize and remember objects.

  • They use it mainly to dig in the dirt and smell food.  A pig’s sense of smell is about 2000 times more sensitive than human's.

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