Our Love for Packington!
A family-run, free-range business with over 80 years of experience, Packington pride themselves on passion, respect and excellence – from ethical farming, sustainability of the environment, to products of the highest quality.
With the highest quality and care for their produce, Russell’s are proud suppliers of Packington Pork, buying directly from their farm located in Staffordshire, just over ten miles away.
Because a healthy pig is a happy pig!
Pigs at Packington are 100% free-range, having been born and living outdoors in lush green pastures their entire lives. This ensures plenty of space for the pigs to roam freely, socialise with the herd, and even wallow in the mud in the summer!
Pigs are reared to the highest welfare standards, recognised as ‘the best you can get’ by RSPCA Freedom Foods. By providing mud wallows in the summer, high-quality food, a continuous supply of fresh water, clean bedding – and lots of love, of course – pigs at Packington farm grow happily and healthily.
Sustaining the Environment
It’s isn’t just about the welfare of their animals with Packington, they are also incredibly passionate about sustaining the environment and ensuring it’s well-being for future generations at the farm.
Packington are partners with Natural England, encouraging a wide range of diverse species to flourish. Packington have catered to this by surrounding their fields with grass margins,planting wild bird seed and pollen mixes in field corners to protect surrounding wildlife, and also planting over 80,000 trees over the last twenty years. All of this encourages a habitat for birds and insects, and helps to create a bio-diversity that is so important to the natural farmland of Packington.
Not only that, in recent years Packington has invested in 450 kw of solar for roofing, and a further 1.8mw in a field on the farm. For a total of 2.2mw, that’s enough to power 600 homes with green energy!
Purchasing Packington Pork from Russell’s can guarantee you the following:
✔ Animals are reared to the highest welfare standards
✔ It is 100% free-range
✔ Animals receive quality care and maintenance
✔ A consistently healthy environment
✔ The encouragement and protection of wildlife
✔ The production of green energy
✔ Meat is antibiotic free
✔ Meat is free from growth promoters
✔Quality meat as a result