Saddleberk’s mission is to provide the highest quality, most delicious, and most sustainable eating experience possible. We work tirelessly with our local farms to ensure that the heritage breed Berkshire hogs we raise truly exhibit the gold standard qualities for which the breed is known. Berkshires are the oldest purebred breed of pig in the world, and much like Wagyu beef, the time, care, and standards needed to raise the breed are instantly noticeable in color, marbling, and flavor. Unlike their commercial counterparts, our Berkshires are meticulously cared for using best practice standards that still allow our pigs to be pigs. All of our pigs are raised in an environment with access to fresh air, sunshine, and wholesome food. Combining the best pork with the best care standards and local accessibility makes Saddleberk Berkshire the finest eating, freshest pork you can purchase. And that makes a difference you can taste!
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT MAKES SADDLEBERK TASTE BETTER?
Saddleberk farms Berkshire pork is a heritage breed, that produces a darker, more marbled meat, with a higher moisture content and more tender texture than conventional breeds of pig.
WHY IS SADDLEBERK PORK DARKER THAN OTHER PORK?
Saddleberk farms Berkshire pork has a dark red hue, similar to that of beef, due to its innately high PH content. High PH levels are directly correlated to moisture retention and meat tenderness.
DO YOU USE RACTOPAMINE OR ANTIBIOTICS FOR GROWTH PROMOTION?
Saddleberk farms never use Ractopamine or antibiotics for growth promotion. Antibiotics are used only as advised by a veterinarian for the treatment or prevention of disease.
DO YOU USE HORMONES IN YOUR PIGS?
Saddleberk farms never use hormones in growing pigs. *Federal law prohibits the use of hormones in pig production.
HOW DO I KNOW MY PORK IS COOKED PROPERLY?
We suggest cooking Ohio proud Saddleberk Berkshire pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees with a 3 minute rest period after cooking.
WHERE ARE SADDLEBERK PIGS BORN AND RAISED?
Saddleberk farms primary location is just outside the small town of Urbana, Ohio. See Our Farmpage for more information.
WHAT DO SADDLEBERK BERKSHIRE PIGS EAT?
A pig’s diet is called a ration. Nutritionist’s carefully develop rations based on the age, size and nutrient requirements of the pigs. Saddleberk pigs eat a diet that consists primarily of ground corn and soybeans, with some added trace vitamins and minerals.