Spit Pig – (12-16kg) Berkshire Black heritage pig: Hampton, QLD

Price: $19.99kg
Deposit per order: $50.00

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. But if you’re a true fan of pork, heritage is worth every succulent bite.

Weight: 12-16kg. Total for this product will be calculated by final weight. 

THIS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY  (Please allow 3-4 weeks notice) Please check with us before ordering as stock levels fluctuate. 

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Collection or Delivery

4 weeks notice preferred.

This item comes direct from the Fawckner family farm.  Direct delivery from the farm may be possible depending on your location. 

Alternatively, delivery will be made to Hemmant Brisbane for collection at your cost. Home delivery is available (see below). 


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Product Details

Age Flexible, please request
Ethics Pastured, free ranging true heritage breed pork. Cruelty free breeding and growth. Full outdoor life. Quality ethical pork; gluten, antibiotic, hormone and preservative free. Comes ready to spit roast.
Producer Gordon & Jenie Fawckner, Emperor’s Pork, Hampton, QLD.
Genetics

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.

While the original Berkshire pig was sandy-brown, 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.

Environment  Thoughtfully hand raised by the Fawckner family on 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.

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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