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Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs

 
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brewer66



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Location: South Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Oxford Sandy and Black Pigs  Reply with quote

I've just bought 6 Oxford Sandy and Black weaners.  
I'm picking them up from Scarborough a week today.
It's a bit of a long way, about 100 miles each way but we will stop in Scarborough and have a Fish and Chip lunch, carry on and collect the pigs and then a steady run home.
I love this breed, realy good flavoured pork and just the right amount of fat cover.



This is a photo of some I had a couple of years ago.
I'll post some photos of the new lot next Sunday.
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bodger



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A tad smaller than most of the traditional breeds but less prone to run too fat.
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Dave C



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Location: Last seen wondering the Teesdale Fells

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had some OS&B cross Large White 2 years back and they were excellent.

Will be getting some more next year  

Good luck with them.
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I've had a lot of rare breeds over the years and as Bodger says these don't have excessive fat like some do.
Good tasting pork, easy to manage and very hardy.
Every time I pick them up from the abattoir the comments are "cracking confirmation, realy good finish"  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realy good day.  
Set off to Scarborough 9.30 this morning, stoped for tea and coffee break about 11.00.
Went to a V Good chippy we know for lunch. It was shut    so carried on to the farm to collect the weaners.
Got them loaded and did the paper work, etc.
Called at another chippy on the way back, V V good.
Back home about 3.30, pigies unloaded into their new home, every one happy.  






Just been round to lock up and the pigs are all settled down in the sty, fast asleep, well they have had a busy day bless them.
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horace



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking pigs
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice  

They loving that pen.
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kaz
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look happy there - I bet the pen won't look like that in a few weeks  
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brewer66



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right Kas. Even though it is about half an acre it will be bare in few weeks but they will have enjoyed themselves.  

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