Gloucester Old Spot hogs are considered one of England’s best breeds. These full blood registered hogs are some of the rarest and most difficult hogs to raise for slaughter. DeBragga owns its own boar and sows, which are raised on a family farm outside of Corning, New York.
DeBragga grows the Gloucester Old Spots out to beyond 10 months of age at slaughter, which is almost double the commodity industry standard. Excellent animal husbandry includes a slow feeding protocol that features a blend of primarily barley, corn and soy, and in the Fall, includes apple pumice. This feeding method creates a very special flavor in the meat, and a uniquely delicious pork dining experience. In addition, the way we market these animals gives a much better return to our farmers, and that’s what we call sustainable. These hogs are farrowed and raised with access to the outdoors at all times, resulting in very little stress on the animal and providing a humane living environment.
A layer of luscious fat surrounds the meat which is beautifully marbled, and keeps it tender and juicy during cooking. The flesh is darker, denser and richer in flavor.
We ship this product frozen. It may thaw in transit, but you may re-freeze or enjoy within five days if kept refrigerated