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Britain's oldest recorded pedigree pig breed. The Berkshire is a small black pig (averaging about 65kg), with white feet. The flesh is noted for its texture and flavour.

In spite of this, the Berkshire is listed by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, as in a recent survey, only about 360 breeding females survive. For more information contact: The British Pig Association, Scotsbridge House, Richmansworth, Herts, WD3 3BB. Te: 01923-695295; or the Breeder's Group: Berkshire Breeders Group, Orchardleigh, Station Road, Chipping Camden, Glos. GL55 6LB. Tel: 01386-840375. See 'Rare Breeds Survival Trust'

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