Berkshires are among the hog breeds termed ‘heritage’ here in America. Heritage hogs have been a part of our history here for a very long time. Berkshires, like other heritage breeds, enjoyed a status as one of the more important hog breeds in this country for much of our history, but were reduced significantly in numbers as corporate agriculture became more prevalent, with its focus on profit/quantity through large confinement operations.
Like many Americans, Berkshires are a hearty breed, and suited very well to the great outdoors and small farmers like us, who have a focus on quality. Berks produce meat products superior to those produced in confinement by the huge hog operations which are responsible for much of the pork you will find in supermarkets today. Give some Berkshire pork a try … we’re sure you’ll taste and enjoy the difference.