The Breed

Berkshire pigs are a breed of pig originating from the English county of Berkshire that are bred and raised in several parts of the world, including England, Japan, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The Berkshire pig is not all black, but has white, including white socks from the “knee” down and typically a white blaze on its snout.

Berkshire pigs are an average to large breed, with an average weight at maturity of 600 lb. They are a short-legged breed. They have prick ears and a relatively short snout with an upturned nose.

Notice the colors? Everyone is an individual here at the Pig Preserve and free to live wherever they choose. We encourage everyone to develop their own relationships and the colors are the communities they develop on their own. Take a look at the different neighborhoods we have at the Pig Preserve here!