About Berkridge

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.

  • Our Method

    Our methods are why Berkridge is recognized as America’s premier pork producer. We never substitute quantity for quality, nor do we take shortcuts. It's why raising Berkshires is more costly compared to farms that mass-produce their pork. We allow our pigs to grow slower and more naturally—without the use of steroids or hormones. Smaller litters mean healthier hogs, and even though that also means lower yields, we just won’t compromise on quality.

    We partner exclusively with farmers who meet or exceed over 200 science-based humane animal care standards, which extend far beyond basic needs like food, water, shelter, and health. We source Crate-Free hogs, ensuring sows can interact naturally in community housing and nurture their piglets, all in full compliance with Prop 12. All our animals are free from distress and are able to express normal behaviors.

  • Our Promise

    Berkridge Berkshire pork is all-natural, minimally processed, and contains:

    No Antibiotics

    No Added Hormones

    No Artificial Ingredients

    Crate Free

    Raised in the USA

    Prop 12 Compliant

  • Restaurants

    Operating a premier restaurant requires a singular focus on creating a memorable dining experience. Getting it precisely right results in customer satisfaction that builds your reputation, clientele and profitability. At Berkridge, our sole focus is producing the Berkridge breed and packaging to meet the specific needs of the hospitality industry. The fantastic Berkridge eating experience includes a rich, dark color, fantastic marbling and a juicy taste that tops the charts in 19 of 22 test categories.

    Berkridge believes in the outstanding qualities that the Berkshire breed offers and, after just one taste, so will you and your patrons. Berkridge products will become an instant favorite with discerning palates, enhancing your customers' satisfaction and your reputation. When you taste Berkridge pork you'll taste what you've been missing.

  • Distributors

    As a distributor of high-quality products to the finest dining establishments, Berkridge knows your reputation is on the line every day. We also know that your success depends on teaming up with a partner who understands and meets the exacting standards of excellence set by your customers and theirs.

    Berkridge is committed to delivering consistently extraordinary quality, taste and tenderness to your customers and their patrons. The Berkridge brand is certain to keep them all coming back for more.

No Artificial Processing
Exquisitely Tender
Consistently Full of Flavor

Our Products

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
  • Tenderloin
  • 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
  • Shanks
  • 3” Pork Osso Bucco

Get In Touch

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!

Email: contactus@berkridge.com