Heritage bred pigs are notable in several ways. True heritage bred pigs LOOK DIFFERENT when compared to their commercial & hybrid counterparts. This unique look is also uniform in type. An Old Spot pig looks like An Old Spot pig… but it doesn’t quite look like any other pig!
Secondly (and a little known fact) heritage pigs are REALLY BIG on recycling! Smart farmers of yesteryear bred pigs that would become unique recyclers of niche market resources, thus converting would-be-waste into nutrient-rich protein. The Old Spot pig, for example, was developed on the refuse of Old English orchards and dairy farms.
Here’s Laszlo Farm’s Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs enjoying breakfast the old fashioned way! Apples courtesy of LANNI ORCHARDS, Lunenburg MA.