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Rhea

  • Joined Mar 2015
  • Wye Valley
Berkshires for bacon
« on: January 02, 2016, 11:47:53 am »
I had weaners for the first time last year, got great joints but am really missing bacon (esp. as I now hate buying it from the supermarket). So this year I am hoping to take a pig to about 8/9 months and get it butchered differently.

Only issue is I really wanted to keep berkshires this year, and from reading posts on this forum there seems to be a split between berkshires putting on fat if left to get big and others saying it's down to the feed regime. I do want to try and sell some of the meat to friends & family, so am I best to go for an easier bacon breed (prob. OSB if I can find a breeder?)

Maybe I can smuggle a berkshire onto the land later in the year just for pork..... ;D
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pharnorth

  • Joined Nov 2013
  • Cambridgeshire
Re: Berkshires for bacon
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 10:21:08 am »
I am doing bacon from mine.  Just had some of the gammon fabulous. My son's mother in law deemed the pork joint I gave them the best cut of meat she has ever had.


 

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