Pigs enjoy lying in their muddy wallows come rain or shine. Not only is mud a natural sunscreen, it also regulates the pig’s body temperature keeping them cool in hot weather. Pigs also use mud to keep parasites at bay and to mark their territory.
We feel very strongly about animal welfare and believe that our livestock deserves to live as close to their natural habitat as possible.
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Not only do our pigs enjoy the great outdoors with arguably some of the best sea views on the island, they also get to enjoy it for much longer because, here at Wallow, we know that slow reared pigs that are allowed to develop at their own pace over at least 10-12 months produce far superior meat with depths of flavour and colour that is just not found in faster grown animals who live for an average of 5 to 6 months.
The Oxford Sandy & Black pig is one of England’s oldest native breeds dating back over three hundred years. Back in the day, its beautiful bronze coat mottled with black patches earned it the name “plum pudding”.
This breed is renowned for its excellent temperament and creates delicious meat of very high quality and flavour.
The “OSB” has been close to extinction twice but now, thanks to a handful of enthusiastic breeders, of which we are proud to be included, the breed looks set to have a bright future so we can continue to enjoy all that this fantastic breed has to offer.