The Berkshire Difference

Berkshire Pork Traits

Why settle for a pale imitation when you can have the real thing? Berkwood Farms 100% certified pure heirloom Berkshire pork is distinctive for its rich ruby color and exquisite marbling,  tenderness, and depth of flavor.

Don’t just take our word for it. In 1992, the National Pork Board tested nine sire lines for their meat and eating quality. Berkshire pork placed first in nineteen of twenty traits, including:

  • loin color
  • loin tenderness
  • loin marbling
  • best tasting in all test categories
  • superior cooked moisture content

Berkwood Farms Berkshire Pork is nothing short of perfection on a plate – tender, juicy and flavorful – every single bite.

Pork pH has a great influence on palatability and quality of the meat.  Findings of a 2 year project show Berkwood Farms 100% Berkshire pork has an average pH of 6.1 compared to the commodity pork with a more acidic pH around 5.7.

This results in a more tender, juicy, and flavorful product.  This is achieved through superior genetics and limited animal stress.

              High pH                                        Low pH

Hand Inspected for Quality

Each week, Berkwood Farms hand inspects every Certified Berkshire Loin Cut before shipping the fresh-chilled product to our customers. Hand inspection guarantees the quality of each cut, visual consistency, and flavor.

Berkshire Pork Is Gluten-Free

All Berkwood Farms Pork products are GLUTEN-FREE and are easy to implement into a celiac or gluten-free diet.