Berkshire Black heritage pig, carcass, fresh: Grapetree Farm

Price: 19.99kg
Deposit per pig: $100.00

Your carcass will arrive fresh from Grapetree farm, Hampton, QLD. Heritage breeds are specially raised and heralded for their intensely flavourful meat and fat.  Kurobuta or “black hog” pork comes from the famed Berkshire pig.  Conventional farm-raised pigs tend to lack the incredibly tasty fat that heritage breeds have maintained, keeping their meat juicy, tender and juicy. Heritage pigs are more expensive, but if you’re a true fan of pork, heritage is worth every succulent bite.

Full carcasses include offal, head, trotters and pig blood if required. Please specify

Deposit payable to secure order. This product is sold by final weight, and our pigs range from 20kg-60kg per pig. Please let us know if you would like a larger or smaller pig. We will email you to confirm the final order price and outstanding amount payable when your product is ready.

Please contact us for more information about ordering this product.

SKU: EMP001-1 Category:

Collection or Delivery

4 weeks notice preferred.

Collection of this item is available from the Emperor’s Pork stand at the Jan Powers Powerhouse Markets on Saturdays. Alternatively, delivery will be made to Hemmant Brisbane for collection at your cost. Home delivery is available (see below).

Where a deposit is required, the balance of your account is subject to final weight.  Payment of your balance must be made prior to collection or delivery, and can be made via eft or credit card (a 2.5% credit surcharge applies) and will be issued via invoice. Please check our shipping and delivery page for all rates and information. 


COLLECTION Orders may be collected from ACTC cold stores, Canberra Road, Hemmant, Brisbane (unless specified otherwise). Appointments for pick up must be made in advance within 4am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 4am-1pm Fri. Release details will be issued on your final receipt.

LOCAL DELIVERY We deliver throughout Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and the Toowoomba regions by sub-contracted refrigerated courier services. Please get in touch if you need delivery outside these areas. Delivery fee is set by the refrigerated courier and ranges from $35.00 (Brisbane and suburban)- $55.00 (Coastal and Ranges). All orders are packed in sealed boxes. Your produce will remain fresh/frozen inside the courier service vehicle. Couriers can not leave fresh or frozen meat unattended, so please ensure someone will be available to receive. Please visit our shipping and delivery page for rates. Air freight may apply to regional areas.

REGIONAL DELIVERY Delivery is available to most locations throughout South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Please visit our shipping and delivery page for costings. Air freight may apply depending on your location. All orders are packed in sealed boxes. Your produce will remain fresh/frozen inside the courier service vehicle. Couriers can not leave fresh or frozen meat unattended, so please ensure someone will be available to receive.

INTERSTATE DELIVERY All interstate freight can be sent via Toll Road to your home address (slower); or by Virgin/Qantas Freight (faster) to your closest major airport listed here on an 'airport to airport' basis. 

  • Refrigerated Road: Please request a weight guide from us. You can then organise TOLL/refrigerated road collection and delivery to suit your details. Let us know when you are ready to go and we'll have your order waiting for the courier. The address for courier pick up is Canberra Road, Hemmant, open 4am-3pm Mon-Thurs, 4am-1pm Fri.
  • Virgin Freight: Flights to major airports listed here on an 'airport to airport' basis. Fees will also apply for delivery to the Brisbane airport at a rate of $35.00 per drop.  Air freight delivery fees are set by the airline. 

Your produce will be packed in sealed boxes and will remain fresh/frozen inside the aircraft and courier service vehicles, and if using VIRGIN freight, you will need to arrange to collect your item from the designated airport inside the detailed opening hours as terminal freezing is not available. Fees will also apply for delivery to the Brisbane airport at a rate of $35.00 per drop. Air freight delivery fees are set by the airline. Please refer to our shipping and delivery page for costings. or contact us for more information.


 

 

Product Details

Buy Berkshire Pork BrisbanePastured, free ranging true heritage breed pork, Berkshire pigs are a rare breed originating from the English county of Berkshire. Herds of the breed are still maintained in England by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust at Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire, and by the South of England Rare Breeds Centre in Kent. The Berkshire is listed as vulnerable; as of 2008, fewer than 300 breeding sows were known to exist. Modern Berkshire pigs are almost entirely black, sometimes with white points on the feet, nose, and tail. They are a medium to large breed of pig, short-legged  with prick ears and a relatively short snout with an upturned nose. Berkshire pork, prized for juiciness, flavour and tenderness, is pink-hued and heavily marbled. Its high fat content makes it suitable for both long slow braises and high-temperature cooking.

Pigs graze, live in open paddocks with plenty of room, without feedlots and definitely no indoor confinement. Sows live their entire lives outdoors and give birth outside while being provided protection from the elements and predators.  No fixed sheds or buildings for shelter; rather, movable eco straw bales are used by the pigs for protection from inclement weather.

Buy Berkshire Pork BrisbaneOn their homestead, Grapetree Farm, Berkshires are fully free to roam, wander, nest and forage throughout the 100 acres of rolling green pasture nestled between Toowoomba and Crow’s Nest on the Great Dividing Range.

The Fawckners are fully PROOF certified.  

About the Fawckners and Grapetree Farm

Emperors Pork

Gordon and Jenie Fawckner - Emperors Pork

The Fawckners raise a limited number of beautiful rare breed Berkshire pigs on their family farm “Grapetree Farm”, situated in the beautiful Hampton region on the Great Dividing range. With over 100 acres of mud wallows, dirt bath, and lush pasture, these piggies have much to explore – and explore they do, given their totally free ranging existence.

The Fawckners manage every step from conception to consumption. Dedicated to a regenerative, sustainable approach to soil health and land management, Gordon, Jen and their 4 children employ a natural approach to farming, yielding a fully chemical free product. No sow stalls, no farrowing crates.

Emperors Pork are PROOF certified.

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