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BERKSHIRE HOGS

 

Berkshire meat is elegant, luscious and smooth. Because of the excellent muscle quality of Berkshire pigs, consumers experience pork that is superior in taste and eating qualities when compared to most other breeds. The streaks of fat that run through Berkshire meat gives it a round and buttery flavor that melts on the tongue. The firm and substantial texture of Berkshire meat was so cherished by the British monarchy that they exported the breed all over the world, including Japan where it is called “Kurobuta” meaning “black pig”.

 

KATAHDIN SHEEP (HAIR SHEEP)

Katahdins are hardy, adaptable, low maintenance sheep that produce superior lamb crops and lean, meaty carcasses. They do not produce a fleece and so do not require shearing. They are medium-sized and efficient, bred for utility and for production in a variety of management systems. Ewes have exceptional mothering ability and lamb easily; lambs are born vigorous and alert. The breed is ideal for pasture lambing and grass/forage-based management systems. Our sheep are on pasture year round.

 

DEXTER BEEF CATTLE

Pound for pound, no bovine can match the diversity of Dexter cattle, one of the smallest cattle breeds. Standing just 36 to 44 inches at the shoulder, Dexters are the perfect old-fashioned, family cow. Gentle, versatile and economical, Dexters efficiently turn pasture into rich milk and lean meat. Dexter meat is of good quality, well marbled, very tasty, and very lean. In recent years, interest in Dexter cattle has surged worldwide.

Learn more about Katahdin Hair Sheep and Dexter Beef Cattle by visiting the corresponding associations:
Katahdin Hair Sheep International
Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America