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Our newly-expanded website now contains a profile of each of the breeds represented by the BPA,
which has been taken from our recent publication.

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The Pig catalogue for the 18th Traditonal Breeds Show and Sale at Melton Mowbray on September 10th & 11th September is available           Melton Mowbray Catalogue 
25 pedigree pigs on sale along with a wide entry of Cattle, Sheep and Poultry
The BPA office is not yet fully open due to Coronavirus lockdown please use the email address for all enquiries.

The BPA supports all pedigree pig breeders and can provide information on many aspects of pig keeping either directly within the office or through the different breed representatives who are pig keepers and therefore in a good position to answer any questions. The BPA is a friendly organisation with a focus on conserving our native pig breeds.

The British Pig Association was founded in 1884. The BPA are responsible for registering and keeping herdbooks for 14 breeds. This work is important to maintain records of these pigs, we also conduct a survey yearly to check the numbers of pigs as we must ensure all the breeds are maintained.

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About BPA

Conservation is an important part of what the BPA do, we do this in a number of different ways.

We work to ensure that the female bloodlines are preserved by having plenty of each line and trying to distribute the female lines across the country. To preserve the male lines we rely on genebanking in partnership with the RBST.

This is expensive and therefore require additional funding to ensure we can continue to do this.

Breed in Focus

Keeping pedigree pigs can be truly rewarding, this can be done either through a couple of weaners that you then eat or breeding your own pigs. Whichever option you choose there are some simple steps you need to follow before you bring your first pigs home.

British Saddleback

  • British Saddlebacks are hardy and noted for their mothering ability. The breed is known for its grazing ability.
  • It has secured a niche in outdoor and organic production. These are docile pigs making them more manageable than some.

Total number of British Saddleback pigs

Breeding Sows
Total Registered British Saddleback
Registered British Saddleback Breeders

Data from BPA Conservation Report 2020

Supporting pedigree pigs doesn’t have to mean keeping them - for many this is not possible - but what you can do is buy British pedigree meat, you can look in local butchers or follow the link to find your nearest suppliers.

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