Suckling Pig – (9-12kg) Berkshire Black heritage pig: Hampton, QLD

Price: $170.50 per pig
Deposit per order: $100.00

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.

Suckling Pig Weight: 9-12kg.

THIS PRODUCT IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ONLY (please allow 3-4 weeks notice)

Please contact us for more information about ordering this product.

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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.

Collection or Delivery

4 weeks notice preferred.

Where a deposit is required, the balance of your account is subject to final weight. This is to avoid you underpaying should your order come in more or less than the farmer’s estimation.  Payment of your balance must be made prior to delivery, and can be made via eft or credit card (a 2.5% surcharge applies) and will be issued via invoice. Please check our shipping and delivery page for all rates and information. 


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.


 

 

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.

Recipes

Emperors Pork

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