Your pig breed - Berkshire
Conservation status Rare breed Country of origin England Traits Pig Sus scrofa domesticus Berkshire pigs, also known as Kurobuta, are a rare breed of pig originating from the English county of Berkshire that are bred and raised in several parts of the world, including England, Japan, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The Japanese designation of the breed, Kurobuta, has become like Kobe beef, a preferred branding of a premium grade of pork, that has increased the breed's popularity in the 21st century and caused this heritage breed's meat products to command a premium price. Berkshire pigs are an average to large breed, with an average weight at maturity of 600 lb (270 kg). They are a short-legged breed. They have prick ears and a relatively short snout with an upturned nose.
According with list of RBST - Rare Breeds Survivor Trust, there are in England just between 200 to 300 of these.
This list is based on estimated numbers of registered breeding females producing pure-bred offspring in the UK.
Traditional Hereford cattle
The Hereford is a British breed of beef cattle that originated in the county of Herefordshire, in the West Midlands of England and was developed by farmers who expected a beast to work the fields for 5 to 6 years before being sold for fattening. The first Herd Book was published in 1846 and the Breed Society was established in 1878. They are long lived, fertile and maternal. They make great suckler cows and can produce calves at up to 14 years old. The breed is very docile and easily managed. They are also hardy and suited to outwintering. o The Traditional Hereford is much shorter legged than the modern Hereford. o The breed is medium sized, with cows usually weighing 450-550kg and bulls 750-850kg. o The breed is red in colouring with white stripes along the back and underside of the belly. o The breed’s defining feature is the famous white face. o Animals are usually horned although the horns are often removed.
The Hill Radnor is a native hill breed from the Welsh and English border shires of Radnor, Hereford, Monmouth and Brecon - now classed as rare with less than 900 breeding ewes remaining in the UK. With its light grey-brown to brown head and legs, strong body and full, cream-coloured fleece, the Hill Radnor stands out amongst hill sheep. Thrifty to keep and docile by nature, the breed is as at home on the large farm as it is on the smallholding. The Hill Radnor Flock Book Society has been working to promote and support the Hill Radnor sheep since 1949. Like many native breeds, it has suffered a decline in number in recent decades and was particularly affected by the Foot and Mouth cull of 2001 in its traditional home counties.
Our chicken is a mix of some breeds (Plymouth Rock, Orpingtyon, Black Rock with cock New Hampshire) living free range. Our team works to provide the best to ours chickens, to avoid stress or any disease.