Breeding pedigree Gloucester Old Spot pigs since 2002

Celebrating Elvira Pig

Celebrating Elvira Pig
Elivra Pig snoozing,aged 12 This has been a quiet month with well-behaved weather and a few atmospheric and pretty frosts. The pig paddocks are still in good condition considering it is the middle of winter. There's even a faint suggestion of green grassy shoots coming up. Elvira Pig, the matriarch of our herd, died of old age after a long and happ...
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Winter is coming, and it's cold

Winter is coming, and it's cold
We're having one harder frost after another at the moment. Even the ice in the water troughs has ice. It's very beautiful outside but the pigs find the frozen ground difficult to negotiate. For all their girth and size pigs have delicate trotters. Some of the retired old lady sows don't think much of the cold at all and are staying in their arks fo...
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The end of an era

The end of an era
Today we said goodbye to our small herd of Devon Ruby cattle as they left for another farm on Exmoor. There's a nice symmetry about this as Exmoor is where Devon Rubies originated. We built the herd up from scratch many years ago and were sad to see them go, even though they are going to a good home. Priscilla Pig farrowed this month in a rather re...
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