Oxford Sandy & Black pigs (or OSBs for short) are a hardy, outdoor breed with distinctive sandy / ginger and black colouring. The breed is ideally suited to being reared on a small-scale as they thrive outdoors and are excellent foragers and browsers. Sadly, as they're not commercially viable for intensive farming OSBs are on the Rare Breed Survival Trust's 'At Risk' watchlist and the breed has nearly been extinct on more than one occasion.
OSBs produce meat of a very high quality with outstanding texture and flavour. As a true multi-purpose breed they yield excellent pork (for joints or sausages) as well as incredible bacon and ham. Interestingly, their hair colour doesn't transfer to the meat so there's no sandy and black coloured crackling.
Our pigs are fed on specialised feed from a local mill and kept in a generously sized part of our field, allowing them plenty of space to graze and root as they naturally do. They also have access to a constant supply of fresh water and a straw filled ark for shelter.
We rear a small number of rare breed pigs each summer. If you'd like to place an order for some amazing pork joints, sausages, or even a half or whole pig, then please contact us.
To give you an idea of what you can expect, an order for half a pig will give you approximately 20kg of meat and include the following:
- Shoulder joints
- Leg joints
- Loin (as joints or chops)
- Belly (as two or three joints or cut into strips)
- Sausages (3kg)
The above is only an example; if you'd like something specific then please let us know when you place your order and we'll do our best to work with our local butcher to accommodate your requirements.
We also offer 10kg pork boxes. These include the same variety of cuts listed above, there are just fewer joints of each type included in the box.
|Quarter Pig Pork Box (approx 10kg)||£85 collected / £100 delivered|
|Half Pig Pork Box (approx 20kg)||£170 collected / £185 delivered|
|Whole Pig Pork Box (approx 40kg)||£300 collected / £320 delivered|
Delivery within 5 miles of Leckhampstead is free of charge for all pork boxes.
If you're interested in placing an order or have any questions then please contact us.