Where to find the best pork in New Zealand

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New Zealand’s best pork product has been judged to be a pulled pork offered by a butchery in Dunedin.

The Agora Butchery and Deli was honoured at the 9th annual 100% New Zealand Pork, Bacon & Ham Awards held in Christchurch, winning the 2016 best pork title.

The competitions celebrate New Zealand’s finest home-grown pork products and assist consumers to identify and appreciate sustainable pork, bacon and ham which is PigCareTM Accredited*.

The competitions support local pig farmers, who raise pork solely for New Zealanders. Three supreme winners took top honours across each competition.

The event celebrates the craft involved with turning 100% New Zealand grown pork into mouth-watering bacon, ham and pork products. Each entry was scrutinised by an independent panel of 33 judges comprising of leading chefs, food connoisseurs and master butchers.

The best 100% New Zealand pork

Overall winner

For pulled pork

Agora Butchery and Deli

170A Gordon Rd, Fairfield, Dunedin, Otago

Innovative Pork category

For Kassler Rippchen

Silver Medal

Sam’s Butchery

17 Hibiscus Coast Hwy, Silverdale, Auckland

Bronze Medal

For their smoked pork rib eye

Harris Meats

23 Hall St, Cheviot, Canterbury

Convenient Pork category

Silver Medal

For pulled pork

Agora Butchery and Deli

170A Gordon Rd, Fairfield, Dunedin, Otago 

Bronze Medal

For paleo bratwurst snail, natural spices

Everybody’s Butchery

372 Selwyn St, Addington, Christchurch, Canterbury

* PigCare AccreditedTM

Pig CareTM is a New Zealand accreditation program and is a world-leading standard of Care for Farmed Pigs. It was developed by Massey University with the support of veterinarians, pig farmers and professional organisations and has been independently reviewed by international experts.

Pig CareTM is focused on the care, knowledge and expertise, experience and commitment of farmers to provide the best welfare for farmed pigs. It is the care given by our farmer that makes NZ Pork different from imported products.

While 58% of pork products sold in New Zealand are imported, Pig CareTM accreditation on products is an indication that the pig has been born and raised in New Zealand and farmed with care, with the needs of the pig at the centre of the farming practice.

Source: 100% New Zealand Pork

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