The Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall is a leading producer of organic meat and has subscribed to the principle of producing healthy food and responsibly respecting nature and animals.
In the early 1980s the “Mohrenköpfle” (carrot tops) pigs, as they were lovingly called because of their characteristic colouring, were thought to be an extinct breed of pig. Only seven sows and one boar of the Schwäbisch-Hall pig had survived on farms in Wolpertshausen in Schwäbisch Hall. It is thanks to the Hohenlohe farmers that a long-lost traditional country breed was brought back to life for the first time – an internationally highly acclaimed project, of which the initiators are very proud. Their animals receive only the best and healthiest feed to eat. Prohibited are growth promoting agents, animal meal and other questionable substances.
The meat quality programmes of the BESH have all been given an evaluation of “very good” by Öko-Test. In 2005, the leading environmental and animal protection associations of the Bäuerlichen Erzeugergemeinschaft Schwäbisch Hall were also awarded The Pro Tier (Pro Animal) advancement award.