Hallwood Farm Tamworth cross Gloucester Old Spot Pork
Our Tamworth cross Gloucester Old Spot pork is really special, the meat and sausages are succulent and flavoursome, quite different to the flabby pale pork available in the supermarkets. We keep our Old Spot Boar and our 2 Tamworth sows here on the farm and all our pork is from their progeny, born and raised here at Hallwood.
These breeds are in danger of extinction; not preferred commercially as they are slower to mature and tend to be fatter than the super lean meat we have become accustomed to these days. But, as any cook worth their sorts will tell you ‘the flavour is in the fat’. We feed a lot of our waste veg so they mature more slowly and they have plenty of space to run around in means they are happy, healthy, fit pigs.
Our animals don’t have to endure long journeys to slaughter, they are killed at local abattoirs; they are then butchered by a well respected small local butcher at Dolton.