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It soon rolls around

Yesterday saw me take all of 2014 rosettes down and pack away in readiness for the 2015 season which starts in a weeks time.


Its been pretty busy around here of late but it looks like its all coming together, two sows have been scanned in pig a couple of weeks and we will see if no three has held too. then just to add to the july farrowings we will be hitting the road at the weekend to bring home a in pig gilt which will bring our female lines upto three. plans are being made as to which july/september gilts will be put to which boar and when. I have just booked two shaggy dogs into the groomers in reediness for the first show .. its bad enough they end up sleeping with us but I draw the line at dog hair city !!!!.
bodger

This year will see you needing a bigger wall!
sod

WOW THAT IS A GREAT SHOW   never seen so many well done   may this year be better still  
horace

Best of luck with the season  
hughesy

That's a very impressive display. Can I ask, as someone who's never been involved with showing but is involved with making a living from small scale pig farming, where is the wages in showing? Is it from selling breeding stock? Obviously it's a fantastic advert if you win a lot. Is it an expensive but worthwhile hobby or is there a business in there that's not immediately obvious?
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hughesy wrote:
That's a very impressive display. Can I ask, as someone who's never been involved with showing but is involved with making a living from small scale pig farming, where is the wages in showing? Is it from selling breeding stock? Obviously it's a fantastic advert if you win a lot. Is it an expensive but worthwhile hobby or is there a business in there that's not immediately obvious?


First of all we do it as a shop window for a breed we want to help, along with that its a exceptional social life. entry fees can be expensive but with the exception of two shows we have never not covered our costs. At the end of the show season we sell most of the show team which brings in a decent reward. and while all this is going on we supply any non show pigs as weaners to two farm shops to rear.  If it was not for the shows we would not get away so we look on it as our holidays.

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