Berkshire hog first discovered by Oliver Cromwell’s army, while in winter quarters at Reading, the county seat of the shire of Berks in England.
The Berkshire breed suffered a serious decline in popularity following World War II when the demand for leaner bacon from white-skinned pigs increased and then in the 1960s with the development of breeding companies that favoured other breeds due to their desire for higher farm production.
HERITAGE BERKSHIRE PORK IS FOUNDED
Heritage Berkshire Pork is founded with the intention to assist small farms with the marketing of their 100% purebred Berkshire pork.
HERITAGE BERKSHIRE PORK BEGINS TO CONTRACT WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS
Heritage Berkshire Pork begins to contract 100% Berkshire with local producers intending to improve genetic controls and meat quality.
Heritage Berkshire Pork grows to be one of the most recognizable brands for quality in the niche pork business.