Monday, December 28, 2009

Piglet Moving

These are the first generation of pigs we have reared from scratch.



Two of them are weaners for a local family the other four are for fattening ourselves.

We moved them off their sows yesterday, this you may have heard if you are within 10 miles of us a touched piglet is a noisy and wriggly beast.

Apart from the trailer technique which would have chewed up the ground at the moment, the best technique we found was to insert piglet, hams first into an old paper feedsack and carry it with its head and front legs sticking out of the bag. This method met with grunts of approval ..... thankfully.

Needless to say when food is placed in front of pig or piglet all other memories are immediately forgotten hence the friendly greeting received this morning despite the pignominious moving technique yesterday.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Christmas to all our Customers and Visitors

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to everyone that has supported us over the last year and given us such wonderful feedback.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Produce

We are about to get back our Christmas supply of Bacons and Hams from our Rare Breed Large Black Pigs. The pigs are reared outdoors in sheltered fields on the woodland edge.

We have always used Organic rations for pigs and they are now have a Soya Free Diet. Organic Oats from Cornwall, Organic Barley from East Anglia and Organic Peas from Europe, needless to say this is a huge reduction in food miles.

We will have available for delivery on 23rd December,
  • Smoked and Green Hams
  • Smoked and Green Collar and Shoulder Joints
  • Smoked and Green Rindless Streaky and Back Bacon
  • Suckling Pigs
Hams and Collar Joints are cut to order and vacuum packed. Sliced Bacon will be available in pack sizes of approximately 200g

All this Bacon has been hung, cured and cut at Philip Warren's of Launceston and smoked over Oak at Tregida Smokehouse. Both are companies we trust to deliver a superior piece of Ham for your Christmas Table.

Suckling pigs come in various sizes to order and are oven ready, try these for the most succulent pork and the crispiest crackling.

To find out more click on the "Contact Us" button at the top of this page.

Large Black Weaners for Sale - ALL SOLD

We now have Large Black Weaners for sale, boars and gilts. These are all birth notified which means if you decide to, you can register them as pedigree breeding stock.

They are extremely hardy pigs and particularly docile, at full size they can be kept behind a single strand of electric fence. They are a dual purpose pig and produce succulent and tasty Pork and excellent Bacon.

Typically we deliver pigs to your site, with all required paperwork and are very happy to share our experiences of pig keeping.
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