The Berkshire is a relatively small, prick-eared pig; black with white points on feet and tail and a white flash on the face. Often called the “ladies’ pig” because its size and temperament make it easy to handle.

Made “famous” by celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey when he raised two Berkshire pigs, named Trinny and Susannah, for the 2nd series of his TV show The F-Word.

Berkshire sow Berkshire sow

Although it is coloured, the meat dresses out white. An early finishing breed, an ideal carcase weight is between 36kg and 45kg.

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