At Heath Farm our pig of choice has always been Oxford Sandy and Blacks and lately we have added Saddlebacks to our herds.
The Oxford Sandy & Black is a rare traditional breed, it has been around for 300 years and is one of the oldest breeds of Britain pigs.
Twice throughout its history the Oxford Sandy & Black (OSB) has very nearly become extinct. When the Rare Breeds Survival Trust was formed in 1973 it decided not to recognise the OSB since there had been no herd book established to ensure true pedigrees for some considerable time. The decline in numbers continued until 1985 when the current Breed Society was formed.
Named after its colourings, it is a multi purpose pig, noted for producing succulent flavoursome pork, fine bacon & excellent ham.