A British heritage breed, our Wessex Saddleback pigs have free range at Bellbird Spring vineyard.
Our small breeding stock are free to root, graze and wallow on our property, and their diets are supplemented with peas and crushed wheat from local Canterbury farms. Pigs are available as delivered pork, share farmed animals or weaners.
Delivered Pork. Known for their exceptional bacon and ham, the lovely slow-growing piglets from our stock take about nine months to achieve the right weight for processing, a world away from intensive and indoor factory farmed breeds.
Depending on availability, we offer Wessex Saddleback pork to boutique restaurants and private customers. Pork is delivered portioned or in primals for our customers to choose their preferred processing options, such as curing, salami, or sausages. At about 95kg live weight, the pigs offer about 67kg of carcass. Chilled delivery is available within The North and South Island.
Share farmed pork. Perhaps you want to raise a pig for meat but lack time or space? Let us raise one for you. Buy a young pig from us and we will raise it through to baconer stage (above 85 kg live weight).
Weaners. If you would like to raise pigs yourself, we can offer weaners (12 weeks or older). Email us to put you name down for piglets from the next litter.
Contact us for our next available pigs.