BOISE, IDAHO – Agri Beef Company’s Snake River Farms brand has introduced a four-item sausage line made 100% from Berkshire/Kurobuta pork. Kurobuta pork is the Japanese name for the Berkshire breed of hog that is world renowned for its marbling and high-quality eating experience.

This unique breed is carefully raised on family farms and naturally produced without growth promoting hormones. This pork meat is then processed into a line of gourmet sausages.

Being well-marbled and very flavorful, the company claims Snake River Farms pork retains significantly more moisture than everyday pork translating into a juicier product. Combined with seasoning, herbs and spices, and produced only in authentic old-fashioned artesian batch sizes, the result is a line of sausages that are the best of their class.

Flavors include Kurizo (Authentic Basque style Chorizo), Sweet Italian Sausage, Portabella Mushroom & Smoked Gouda Sausage and Olde World Bratwurst

“Our dedication to producing the finest pork products has led us down the path to recreating some of these sausage classics,” said Jay Theiler, executive director of marketing for Snake River Farms. “The exceptionally rich and pure flavor of the Berkshire/Kurobuta pork provides a great base to step these sausage flavors up to a new level. It’s an upscale twist on old favorites that will change how consumers perceive basic sausage.”

All Snake River Farms Gourmet Kurobuta Pork Sausages are available in l lb. retail packs, as well as 4-lb. foodservice packages.

“As our Gourmet Kurobuta Pork Sausages are a premium line of sausages, it is difficult for me to give even a range in pricing as it totally varies across the U.S.,” a company representative told