Marina and John Backes started raising Heritage Berkshire hogs in 2009 when they relocated from Branchburg, New Jersey to the lush rolling hills of the Ozark countryside.

The mild southwest Missouri weather is perfect for raising Heritage Berkshire hogs. John and Marina are passionate about the food they produce and the welfare of their animals. They firmly believe that an animal’s welfare is vital to the taste and appearance of the meat.‍Circle B Ranch provides a clean and natural environment to breed and raise Heritage Berkshire/Kurabota Hogs. They are dedicated to raising hogs using sustainable and humane methods that adhere to the Certified Humane Raised and Handled and Animal Welfare Approved standards of operation.Since the animals are free-ranged on pasture they do what hogs do best – root and graze for the majority of their food.

Circle B Ranch