Oak House Farm is a family run mixed arable and livestock farm near Ipswich in Suffolk. We have Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs and Red Poll cattle. All of our meat animals are taken to a local slaughter house in Suffolk and our butcher is based in a nearby village. It is difficult to imagine a meat production system with fewer food miles!
We are a small business and sell our meat direct from the farm. All our meat comes frozen for ease of storage. We have customers who come to the farm or we deliver in the local area.
Gloucestershire Old Spots is a traditional breed of pig, which has been proven to have a superior flavour to standard pork
During April we took photographs of the sows and their piglets at Oak House Farm in Suffolk. The pigs are pedigree pigs of a breed known as Gloucestershire Old Spots, they make excellent mothers.
In the picture above (taken in April) you can see Elizabeth, one of the breeding sows at the farm, and her piglets. The piglets (baby pigs) are about three weeks old. For the first six weeks, the piglets are kept in the shed near the farm house, just in case there are any problems.