2022-01-03

The Pork Fair: it's in January!

The pig is part of the tradition of the farms of the Great South-West. From time immemorial in the countryside, the pig feast was the great food festival of the year. This tradition offered fresh meat and especially cold meats that families ate throughout the year. The breeding of pigs and especially their processing helped the peasants to get through the difficult days without starvation. The introduction of maize in the 12th century in our region was a real revolution: "milhoc" took the place of cereal residues in the feed of pigs, but also of poultry and fatty palmipeds.

In the south-west, all production conditions are duly codified. The animals are allowed to roam freely on vast grassy fields where their density is limited. This environmentally friendly method of rearing avoids any stress for the Porcs Fermiers du Sud-Ouest and allows them to enjoy a rustic life which is not unrelated to the quality of the finished product. The pigs' feed is 100% natural. It consists mainly of maize, barley and wheat. The partners in the sector, breeders, feed manufacturers, transporters, slaughterers, cutters and distributors pay particular attention to maintaining total traceability throughout the various stages of production.

The Label Rouge obtained in 1988 provides the consumer with all the guarantees concerning the strict respect of a set of specifications which precisely codify all the stages of production until the final product is put on sale. In 2013, the Porc du Sud-Ouest officially obtained its Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).

 

 

At OROCBAT, we only source farmhouse pork from the South-West to offer you various products, such as those presented below, to enjoy without moderation!