Recent Events on the Farm
April 2017 – The warmer weather has seen everything green up and really grow, our spring crops were planted and are now looking well.
Annual application of organic pig manure is being put onto the growing crops, slurry, as it is known is best put on in Spring as this is when the crops are growing and require lots of nutrients. The land is also dry so the slurry will give much needed moisture to the fields.
Our swallow birds returned ‘home’ on Friday 21st April after their long flight and winter in warmer climates – its good to see they have survive the epic journey and we will look forward to watching them have babies during the summer.
We invited two ladies from Next in Hull (the clothing store) visit our farm to hold new born piglets. They learned about how pigs are cared for and all of the hard work that goes into rearing pigs.
Welcome to East Riding Country Pork
We are a premium pork farmers and sell direct to the consumer. Proven to have the tastiest Pork on UK supermarket shelves we hope to reawaken our customers to fantastic tasting Pork products.
Entrepreneur farmer Peter Kirkwood established his business in 1965 and has been been passionately rearing pigs on his farm in Yorkshire for over 50 years. East Riding Country Pork was founded in 2000 with the aim of reawakening consumers to fantastic tasting pork. Peters three daughters Rebecca, Georgina and Angela are all directly involved in his growing farm and butchery business.
Field to Fork
We grow crops in the fields, mill bespoke healthy diets for the pigs and grow all of our pigs on our farm here in East Yorkshire.
Our farm is Red Tractor Farm Assured which provides our customers with high welfare, fully traceable food.
We farm with a very low carbon footprint, producing our own electricity by harvesting the wind and sun. We are very passionate about farming in a sustainable way and believe that it is vital for future generations.
As guardians of the land we actively improve wildlife habitats, soil and protect water; find out more here
More than just Pork
Today, we supply Beef, Lamb, Poultry, Duck and Game, which are all sourced as locally as possible and are hand-selected by our dedicated team of butchers.
Using time-honoured skill and regionally based recipes, we aim to re-awaken consumers to the truly delicious taste of traditionally prepared local meats.
We hope you enjoy our East Riding Country Pork range.
Peter Kirkwood – Farmer/Proprietor of East Riding Country Pork