Gloucestershire Old Spots
We are currently taking deposits for breeding stock, feeders sold out already.
Looking for a whole hog for a pig roast? We have all sizes.
$2.75 per lbs plus $85.00 processing fee.
In the spring of 2010, Rossi Farm purchased three registered Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs * one boar and two gilts * to start our new heritage pork program. Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs, originally from the Vale of Berkley, England, are recognized as the oldest spotted pedigreed breed in the world.
Ben, a GOS Boar from the green bloodline, Bella a GOS gilt from the red bloodline and Dove a GOS gilt from the green bloodline. We plan on selling registered breeding stock as well as cut feeders.
The Gloucestershire Old Spots is a heritage breed of pig and currently on the "Critical" List by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy meaning there are fewer than 200 annual registrations in the United States and estimated fewer than 2000 global population.
The GOS breed is very hardy, thrifty and excellent foragers, supplementing their feed with roots and vegetation. The great feature of this breed for us, is that they are friendly and exhibit excellent maternal instincts. The GOS has proven to be an extremely friendly, laid-back and safe breed to have around our young children, who are often in the same pastures as the pigs, scratching their ears.
Folklore claims the large black spots on the GOS breed are bruises caused by the apples falling onto them as they foraged the orchard floors for food.
The meat has more texture, greater flavor and is typically darker in color than commercial pork.
Pork will be available in the spring of 2011 as;
Whole HamNo Nitrate, Bacon
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