Monday, March 21, 2011

Berkshire Piglets

Well, I decided to try my hand at raising pigs this year. We are now the proud owners of two small Berkshire piglets.

Berkshire pigs are a heritage breed brought over from England back in the early 1800's. They are known to have an excellent disposition and are quite docile - perfect for our hobby farm.

I've never tasted their meat before, but I have read that the meat is better marbled than other pigs, which gives it a better taste and quality. I'm sold.

I'm looking forward to learning more about raising pigs. They don't look like much trouble right now but when they get to be 200+ pounds I might be singing a different tune.

Wish me luck!


  1. We had berks and loved them! They are very friendly, and the only issue we had was they would almost knock us down when we'd bring feed out. The meat is fantastic as well.

  2. They are adorable. I hope they suit your needs perfectly. Good luck!

  3. oh, my, what an ambitious undertaking. Best of luck, I'll be rooting for you!! (no pun intended)