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Berkshire pork

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cycletrash, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    I was wondering how many of you use Berkshire pork for your smoke  and what ever you cure ?

    The more i read up on them the more i want some...do you all order your Berkshire pork from the butcher or from a local store ?
  2. dave54

    dave54 Smoking Fanatic

    cycletrash and I would really appreciate any info on where to find some
  3. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've got a place less than an hours drive that raises Berkshire, Tamworth, Ironage and Wild Boar.
  4. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    I am jealous AK1 . The nearest I can find is about 4 hours away
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    An organic farmers market that's only open Sat mornings has it.

    Might cruise by Sat.

    Let you know how it shakes out!

    Looks like a bunch of hippies...


  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I raise Berkshires.. they are tasty.  A bit sweeter meat in my opinion., but then like any pork, it depends on how they are raised.

     I like to butcher the younger ones for whole hog cooks. They are so tender.....
  7. cycletrash

    cycletrash Meat Mopper

    Whats your opinion on thier fat marbleing ? Do you have waiting list on sales of your hogs?