Pig In a Day



Taking part in a pig in a day course at Edfords is an enjoyable day learning more about pork and what to do with your own pig carcasses or selected cuts you buy and want to improve upon.

We keep and breed pedigree rare breed pigs on the farm so at the start of the day we will introduce you to our Large Blacks and our Gloucester Old Spots.

These are two of the rarest breeds of pigs in the UK. We keep them to continue their lines and because of their docile, friendly personalities. This means you’ll be working with one of these two breeds, which offer wonderful but very different carcasses which we will discuss on the day.

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We start with a whole pig in two halves and we will begin by making the primary cuts of the first half, this part is demonstration but this is a hands on class so you will be getting involved and hopefully helping to butcher the pig with us.

We will show you how to make home butchery manageable and what to do with all that pork once you have it.

The day is designed to go at a steady pace to suit the participants so no class will ever fit into set times, We will demonstrate how to take a whole pig through the stages of butchery from primary cuts to making sausages from a selection of recipes.

The day will start at 9:30am with a visit to the pigs and introductions to one another, we will then make our way to the education centre where we will get started on the first stage of the butchery.

Around 1pm we will stop for lunch, this will be a pork product we prepare in the morning and we will cook it outside on the fire pit.

In the afternoon we will work with the meat we have already prepared, this is when we’ll take on the task of learning butchers knots before going on to make sausages.

We’ll finish our day with a chat to cover any questions you have, recommend where to buy equipment and you should be ready to head home at around 4:30pm.

Profits from all courses run at Edfords go toward helping vulnerable adults and children.

We can recommend local places to stay from campsites to luxury lodges on the North Norfolk Coast, which will all be within 20 minutes of Edfords Care Farm.

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29th June 2019, 27th July 2019

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