There’s a new addition for your list of good food to eat. You can now enjoy a range of British pork raised without antibiotics from The Black Farmer – a UK first for fresh pork products.

Leading the way in being the first mainstream brand to introduce the produces, The Black Farmer has worked closely with partner farms to establish farming and production methods in response to the rising resistance to antibiotics. The selection of fresh British pork cuts from RSPCA assured pork can be easily identified by the blue Antibiotic Free swing tag.

Black FarmerAs we move into the winter season of cosy nights in, enjoy cooking up a storm with The Black Farmer range comprising Shoulder Joint; Fillet Medallions; Loin Steaks; Loin Chops; Belly Joint and Belly Slices. Like many, The Black Farmer loves good roast pork and the meat is not the same without perfect crackling. His way is to score the fat, massage with oil and a good rub of coarse sea salt, then 20 minutes at a very high heat in the oven, before turning it down. Works every time! And if you want to try something that is full of flavour and memorable, Sticky Pork Chops are tasty with a sauce of muscovado infused with Chinese five spice.

The unique farming method means that the sows are free to roam outside and are fed on only vegetarian feed. The system guarantees that piglets are born outdoors and reared without the use of antibiotics from birth. Such a high level of welfare means that there is a consistent supply of healthy, natural pig meat from happy pigs. And happy pigs means happy tummies!

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, The Black Farmer, comments:

“Unbeknown to the consumer, pork rearing involves the blanket use of antibiotics. The farming industry will tell us that it is in the best interest of the animals, and I for one don’t want to see animals suffer unnecessarily. If they need antibiotics, they should be given them. Overuse and unnecessary use of antibiotics is leading to disease resistant strains. I believe that there is a growing number of consumers who prefer not to be consuming meat that has been inoculated, just as there are consumers who prefer their meat to be reared to organic standards or within RSPCA Approved guidelines. The consumer has been fantastic at pushing our industry into improving farming practices, making this country’s animal welfare standards some of the best in the world. Raised without antibiotics is another step in that direction. I am glad to be the first to market with this concept in pork cuts.”

The full range is now available at Ocado.com.