A rare traditional breed, the Oxford Sandy and Black is a domestic breed of pig growing in popularity for both farmers due to their gentle nature and requirement for minimum husbandry, and consumers, due to their amazing flavour and old fashioned taste.
Their signature ginger colour means they are visually attractive and a favourite of ours when we glance across our grass paddocks and see their beautiful markings.
Their bodies are hardy, making them a brilliant outdoor pig, something that is essential for us here at Springwater Farm. They have thick skin to protect them from the elements, which also translate to excellent crackling.
The breed in general make great mothers, we have some fantastic breeding sows as part of our stock, often farrowing double figure numbers of piglets.