British Lop Pork
Middle Farm British Lop pork is very special and very rare. Partly because we are not a commercial pig farm, with only three breeding sows on site we have between 40-50 pigs a year that are slow grown and reared with much love and care, and partly because the British Lop is in fact the UK's rarest breed.
Our pork is particularly succulent thanks to its intramuscular fat and has outstanding crackling due to its traditional thick skin. These attributes are often found in the rare breeds but the British Lop is arguably one of the best. A combination of a quality breed, good husbandry, quality feed and stress free life (for the pigs!) makes for delicious home-reared pork.
We use a small family run abattoir for all our slaughtering. The pigs are treated quickly and with respect. They are also hung for a minimum of ten days which is perfect for rare breed pigs. The fat enzymes in rare breeds take longer to break down and therefore longer hanging is required than for commercial pigs.
We can also vouch for the important fact that all our pork is completely antibiotic free. Please see our farm shop for pork purchases.
For more information about British Lop please visit www.britishloppig.org.uk