Free Range

free range pigs 

Dalehead Foods is the largest producer of free range pigs in the market.  All our free range pigs are kept outdoors for their entire lives.  The pigs have access to straw filled arcs/barns to provide warm bedding areas.  The arcs/barns also provide shade which, along with mud wallows, keeps the pigs cool in summer.  The farms are registered with Assured British Pigs and Freedom Food (the RSPCA farm accreditation body).  They are dedicated to producing for Waitrose and work with a Free Range producer group to ensure that high common standards are met for breeding programmes and feed supply integrity.  The farms are regularly independently inspected to ensure the required standards on animal welfare and husbandry are met.  We produce three different lines of free range pigs which are sired by Hampshire, Berkshire and Gloucester Old Spot boars.  We believe that these breeds offer a superior eating quality, through enhanced flavour, tenderness and succulence.

Hampshire Sired Free Range Pork

Our Hampshire sired Free Range pork comes from a limited number of specialist free range farms based in Norfolk, Suffolk and Wiltshire.  Waitrose Free Range Hampshire sired pork is regarded as superior eating quality experience, the meat has a distinctive flavour and when cooked, tenderness and succulence, which enhances flavour and delivers excellent eating quality.

Berkshire Sired Free Range Pork

Our Berkshire sired Free Range pork comes from one specialist Free Range farm based in Suffolk.  Berkshire sired Free Range pork is a well marbled traditional meat which is often darker than that from other breeds. This marbling of fat gives the meat a distinctive flavour and when cooked, tenderness and succulence, which enhances flavour and delivers superior eating quality.
This line of Berkshire has been specially selected for its prominent breed qualities.  The unique taste of Berkshire sired pork is recognised and revered worldwide.

Gloucestershire Old Spot Sired Free Range Pork

Our Gloucestershire Old Spot Sired Free Range Pork comes from one dedicated farm in Wiltshire.  Gloucestershire sired Free Range pork is a well marbled traditional meat.  The marbling of fat gives the meat a distinctive flavour and when cooked, tenderness and succulence which enhances flavour and delivers superior eating quality.
This line of Gloucestershire Old Spot sired has been specially selected for its prominent breed qualities.  The unique taste of Gloucestershire Old Spot sired pork is recognised and revered throughout the UK for its excellent eating quality and distinctive breed characteristics.