In 2010, in a move to broaden the understanding and awareness of the quality-assured supply chain, representatives from the University’s catering department, along with the University's Vice Chancellor, visited Plantation Pigs, a Surrey-based free-range pig farm, to learn about the husbandry that goes into rearing quality, welfare-friendly pigs and the difference it makes to the resulting meat.
The visit was facilitated by the University's butcher supplier, Solent Butchers, in conjunction with Hampshire Fare, a food group whose aim is to raise awareness of local suppliers and their products. 'Free-range' pigs enjoy a natural free-range lifestyle to produce the finest quality pork. Independently inspected, chefs and their customers can be confident that the pork comes from pigs that have been reared to high standards of animal welfare, hygiene and food safety.
Find out more about our award-winning commitment to animal welfare in our food supply chain.