America’s Premier Pork Producer
Prestigious Berkshire Pork
We produce Berkshire hogs according to precise standards and practices for genetics, health, feed, care, and comfort. No matter which cut of pork you prefer, you can be sure that you’re getting superior quality, maximum flavor and perfect texture.Learn More
True Quality Takes Time
Preferred by Top Chefs
We recognize the value that comes from the hard work, extra attention and investment that goes into every hog we raise. That extra effort is the difference between satisfactory and simply sensational when it comes to a fine dining experience.Learn More
Committed to Excellence
A Cut Above the Rest
Whether you operate a restaurant or have a commitment to distribute quality products, Berkridge knows your success depends on teaming up with a partner who shares your standards for excellence.Learn More
With over 20 years of experience with Berkshire hogs, Berkridge is your trusted partner. We’ve maintained long-term contracts with many local producers, guaranteeing a consistent, sustainable supply of hogs. All of our producers raise our hogs on the same high quality diet of corn and soy, ensuring a uniform flavor profile. We also utilize a humane CO2 stun that ensures the maximum amount of ease for our hogs during harvest.
We operate in the rolling hills of Northwest Iowa. This central U.S. location is perfect for easy distribution to both coasts as well as international markets. The farms that produce our hogs are in close proximity to our local packer. This means less stess on the animals, which translates to better eating quality for end-customers.
The Legend of Berkshire Pork
While wintering in the Shire of Berk in the 1640s, Oliver Cromwell’s English soldiers were introduced to the taste of a unique black pig with white spots on its legs, ears, and snout. When the soldiers returned home, they spread the story of its remarkable flavor and quality. In the 1800s, Berkshire hogs were given to the Emperor of Japan as a gesture of goodwill. They were so well received that Japan has had a culinary love affair with Berkshire pork to this day.
With their noble pedigree, it was only a matter of time before Berkshires were imported into the U.S. During the 1940s and 1950s, Berkshires won more championships than any other breed before or since. When the National Pork Producers Council evaluated the traits of all breeds, the Berkshire distinguished itself above all the rest by coming out on top in six of seven categories for meat quality and three of four categories for eating quality.
Berkshire hogs are often referred to as Kurobuta pork and is preferred by top chefs throughout the world.
When You Taste Berkridge Berkshire Pork
You'll Taste What You've Been Missing.
No Artificial Processing
Consistently Full of Flavor
Berkridge produces hogs according to precise standards and practices for genetics, health, feed, care, and comfort established by Pro Pork Associates.
Most items are also available skin-on. Ask us about partnering on further processed items.
- Rack of Pork
- CC Bone-In Loin
- Boneless Loin
- 1/3 Loin or Boneless Shortloin
- Single Rib Belly
- Sheet Belly
- Applewood Smoked Slab Bacon
- Applewood Smoked Sliced Bacon
- CT Butt
- Boston Butt
- Steamship Ham
- Boneless Ham
- Applewood Smoked Bone-In Ham
- Boneless Picnic
- Babyback Ribs
- St. Louis Ribs
- Cheek Meat
- 3” Pork Osso Bucco
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When you partner with Berkridge, you'll experience the difference in service and quality that only comes from working with America's premier pork producer. Contact us today!