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Cumbrian Pig Breeders?

 
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Mo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:08 am    Post subject: Cumbrian Pig Breeders?  Reply with quote

It's that time of year again when we go on the hunt for rare breed weaners - in short supply in our neck of the woods.

Our first pigs here were Saddlebacks from Ulverston, last years OSBs were from over near Barnard Castle.

I'm just starting to look in earnest but from what I've seen there appear to be plenty of rare breed crosses and few pure bred - and we would really like to help the pure breeders by buying their 'not so perfect' weaners.

Thought it was worth asking in here if anyone knows of anyone up our way?

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chicken feed



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried asking on FB pedigree pigs uk ?

Or go on the BPA website go into search for pigs put in a region and it will bring up breeders in your area that have had pigs born . they will all be pedigree so you will be doing your bit for pedigree breeders !!.

If you have any problems message me and I will try and help.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go Mo.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/239316859552674/

I know you wont but don't go paying silly money.
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Mo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Here you go Mo.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/239316859552674/

I know you wont but don't go paying silly money.


Cheers!  

I'm a Yorkshire Lass - short arms and deep pockets  
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Mo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chicken feed wrote:
Have you tried asking on FB pedigree pigs uk ?

Or go on the BPA website go into search for pigs put in a region and it will bring up breeders in your area that have had pigs born . they will all be pedigree so you will be doing your bit for pedigree breeders !!.

If you have any problems message me and I will try and help.


I do check the BPA but often wonder how often folk get around to updating.
I did notice Yearle Tamworths - that's where we did our Pig Course, but would prefer something more local if we can find it.
Off to inspect the FB link...
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chicken feed



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo wrote:
chicken feed wrote:
Have you tried asking on FB pedigree pigs uk ?

Or go on the BPA website go into search for pigs put in a region and it will bring up breeders in your area that have had pigs born . they will all be pedigree so you will be doing your bit for pedigree breeders !!.

If you have any problems message me and I will try and help.


I do check the BPA but often wonder how often folk get around to updating.
I did notice Yearle Tamworths - that's where we did our Pig Course, but would prefer something more local if we can find it.
Off to inspect the FB link...


The Bpa up date once a litter has been birth noted so you can see who has litters on the ground.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a Gwynedd breeder here, who'll has some GOS boars that will be ready to leave in four weeks time.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try preloved https://secure.preloved.co.uk/eu?
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Mo



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
There's a Gwynedd breeder here, who'll has some GOS boars that will be ready to leave in four weeks time.


If only...

I had a dream recently in which we had built stone pig stys (sties?) - still a dream...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick & Carol wrote:
try preloved https://secure.preloved.co.uk/eu?


I've never used preloved - always a bit wary, do you use it?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you're ready Mo, you two should meander down here, have a night on the cider and go back home the following morning with two GOS weaners priced at thirty five quid each.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
When you're ready Mo, you two should meander down here, have a night on the cider and go back home the following morning with two GOS weaners priced at thirty five quid each.


That sounds utterly enticing  

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