Pigs are the most fun of the farmyard animals. They are naturally a herding animal and will run and play for hours.
Most of the pork that we have at Meat London comes from the fields of Planation Pigs, on the South Downs in West Sussex. The animals are born on the land and grow slowly outside. They feed very well on root crops, supplemented with cereal pellets at periods when fewer roots are available. We need the pigs to exercise so as to develop a deep pink flesh colour, with an ample line of fat under the skin to produce more flavours and, of course, the all important crackling.