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2019 AGM and Farm Visit : Sunday 13th October 2019

Rectory Farm, Lower Swell, Cheltenham, Glos GL54 1LH . Please put the date in your diary and join us for a great day out.

 

BRITISH SADDLEBACK PIG HERD COMPETITION 2019 

CLOSING DATE: JULY 14th 2019

Please email Alice Newth  alice.pigs@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to enter. £10 contribution towards costs.

We would like as many members of the Saddleback Club who keep pedigree British Saddlebacks to enter as possible.

Cup for the winnners and engraved spoons for the runners up. Prizewinners anounced and prizes presented at the AGM - so please make sure that if you enter the competition you are able to attend the AGM.

Even if you only have one or two pedigree Saddleback pigs please enter.

The Judges will visit your herd and look at, and discuss with you, your stock, housing, feeding regime, breeding programme and your forward planning ideas.

There are several advantages to holding this competition:-

    • Saddleback pig keepers who do not show will have recognition for their input to the breed.
    • Keepers will benefit from contact with experienced judges, hopefully there should be a two way transfer of ideas.
    • The Committee and Breed Rep will get a real overview of the strength and quality of pigs in the country, bloodlines and where lines can be spread around the country for conservation.
    • The BSBC (British Saddleback Breeders Club) wants to encourage members to actively partake in club activities, and thus gain more benefits from being a member.
      Judging will focus on:-

1. Health   2. Commitment to breed standards   3. Improvement of the breed, marketing, publicity etc.

Judging will take place during summer 2019.

Feedback from a past winner: "This is such a wonderful competition and a great opportunity for anyone that keeps and breeds Saddlebacks to showcase their efforts from home. We still find ourselves talking to people about it and learnt such a lot from the experience. We would encourage anyone to enter and really found the judge's feedback friendly and useful. If you’re thinking about it (even if you only have a few girls and don’t show) go for it, you won’t regret it! Such a friendly inviting bunch of people that are involved in the Saddleback Breeders Club, you never know you might even win!"