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Middle White Pig

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I’ve just bought half a pig from Richard Vaughan of Huntsham!

The Middle White pig was the pork pig of England in the 1930s. However to compete with the influx of Danish bacon after the war, farmers started to breed larger, leaner pigs for bacon. Young pigs from these bacon breeds now give us almost all the pork in our shops and the Middle White, which is the only specialist pork pig, is very rare. In the 1930s the Middle White was exported to Japan where the Emperor would only eat pork from Middle Whites. The Japanese have even erected a statue to this outstanding pig!”

It’s sweet fat is so yummy. Mmm.

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  1. 2008/10/23 4:34 pm

    I love bacon, lettuce & tomato and avacado sandwiches on wheat toast. But I think that is lean pig…

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