British Lop

The British Lop is a large, lop eared white pig. Now very rare indeed, perhaps because it looks like the modern “pink” pigs and is therefore less appealing to those seeking to keep traditional breeds.

British Lops British Lop Pigs. Photo: Food Stories

It is a docile breed, hardy and not a deep rooter, so suitable for grazing and orchards.

Meat is high quality, with good marbling, long, well-streaked bacon sides and good hams, with meat right down to the hocks.

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About Rosemary Champion

Rosemary lives on a 12 acre smallholding in Angus, in the east of Scotland, where she keeps Ryeland Sheep, Shetland cattle and assorted poultry. She was destined to be a smallholder from an early age.

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