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A county of southern England, west of London, divided in 1998 into six unitary authorities.
A pig of a black breed, now rarely kept commercially.
- ‘On the pig front, we've got Gloucester Old Spots, Tamworths, Berkshires and even Middlewhites - wonderful beasts with squashed noses.’
- ‘The nineteen British pigs that flew to Japan were made up of seven British Landrace, two Welsh, eight Large White and two Berkshires.’
- ‘Unlike most mass-produced pigs, which have had much of their fat bred out of them, Berkshires have a healthy marbling of fat that gives the hams they yield a rich, meaty texture; cherry, apple, and hickory smoking adds flavor.’
- ‘But, as with all coloured pig breeds, the Berkshire suffered a serious decline in popularity following World War II when the demand for leaner bacon from white-skinned pigs increased and then in the 1960s with the development of breeding companies that favoured white breeds.’
- ‘The Berkshire pig is the oldest breed of pig in Britain, but its numbers are dwindling.’
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