Welcome to the British Lop Pig Society
Our aim is to preserve this wonderful rare breed
The British Lop Pig Society represents the interests of owners, breeders and consumers in championing the British Lop Pig, one of the rarest of native pig breeds. The British Lop is unique in being the only native British pig breed to maintain its own independent breed society, dedicated to fostering its development.
Why choose a rare breed British Lop?
Why is the Lop such a special breed and is it commercially viable to farm?
- Being a white pig, it does not suffer from the commercial bias against coloured pigs.
- The British Lop is docile and easily managed.
- The Lop is an excellent mother pig.
- Suitable for both small-scale and extensive commercial systems.
- The pork and bacon from a well-finished Lop is a high quality product that attracts niche market opportunities.
- Unlike some rare breeds, the Lop does not tend to run to excessive fat if poorly managed.
What are the differences between supermarket products and rare breed British lop?
- Unlike supermarket pork, rare breed pigs are bred for taste rather than leanness.
- Outdoor, slow reared British Lop pigs means a good balance of intramuscular fat which gives a moist and creamy textured pork.
- Slow – growing means a tastier product.
- Outdoor, slow reared British Lop pigs are happy pigs! British Lops are reared outside, free range. Piglets stay with their mothers until they naturally wean.
- British Lop pigs are bred by a few select breeders who prioritise the purity of the breed and it’s traceability.
- In buying British Lop pork, you are helping to create demand for an endangered species, which in turn will encourage breeders to meet demand and eventually move this pig from the endangered species list*.
*RBST Category 2
Chefs and Butchers
Why should I sell British Lop Pork products?
- The British Lop is a white pig – it does not have black hairs and so looks appetising in the butchery counter and on the plate, unlike black-haired rare-breeds.
- Outdoor, slow reared pigs have a better balance of intramuscular fat that gives moisture and creaminess to the pork, giving quality assurance in terms of premium taste and texture.
- In championing this breed, you are creating a demand which will in turn encourage breeders to increase their stocks, conserving a rare breed which is now category 2 on the RSBT Endangered Species List.
- You are supporting the small – scale local breeders, who finish a small number of excellent quality pigs to your specification.
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24 April 2015
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The County Showground
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