Wicks Manor is a small, family-run pig farm in Essex, England. At the farm, piglets are born into large straw pens which allows for the mother to leave the nest area. Once weaned from mum, piglets move to straw yards with outside access, giving them plenty of space to express their natural behaviour.
Here they are provided with nutritional feed and clean water throughout the day. The piglets have the best of both worlds in that they are sheltered from nature's sometimes harsh elements, but have plenty of room to roam and play.
This natural lifestyle helps the pork develop a beautiful depth of flavour, whilst still being relatively lean. The pigs are fed a natural diet of non-GMO wheat and barley that is grown and milled at Wicks Manor. Vitamins and minerals are added to balance their diet. Non-GMO soya is added (to some rations, not all) to provide protein and energy.
From riding in the combine harvester and knowing that this is the very food that is fed to the pigs, to watching Alan the Pig Manager herd up his litter... there is never a dull moment on this family farm. They are a true example of complete traceability in the “farm to plate” journey. Apart from the abattoir, Wicks Manor controls every aspect of production, something they have worked tirelessly to achieve.
I absolutely love and fully trust working with Wicks Manor because the very best practice farming techniques are employed and the highest standards of nutrition and animal welfare are applied. The welfare of their animals always come first because they believe that happy, stress-free pigs produces meat of the absolute highest quality.
The pork is fully traceable and all the animals live under the strict regulations of Farm Assured British Meat. The high quality and great taste of this pork has been nationally recognised in the UK with Wicks Manor winning many awards.
High quality, great tasting pork prepared, cured and smoked on the family-owned on-farm butchery.
The fatty cut of the meat, which is extremely flavourful and tender. Perfect for roasting.
From the loin of a pig - one of the most tender cuts of pork, it is also lean and flavourful.
High-quality and great-tasting pork chipolatas wrapped in streaky bacon for additional flavour.