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Author Topic: Pigs Wanted North Wales  (Read 2399 times)

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Pigs Wanted North Wales
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:40:22 am »
Over the next few weeks I would like to buy some rare breed pigs. Ideally I'm looking for a couple that are ready to go for slaughter, or nearly there, and/or up to bacon weight. Would prefer British Saddleback but any of the rare breeds would be considered. Ideally Anglesey, or close by in North Wales. Can collect. Please PM me with details or your phone number and I'll give you a ring.
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hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 12:39:07 pm »
Still looking. Anyone?

FiB

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 06:23:00 pm »
we got our last ones  (Saddleback) from near Llyn Brenig - I don't think they  are on here but are a lovely set up and part of the pedigree club (so not cheap - think we paid £40 last time. - let me know if you want their details....

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 08:57:37 pm »
That's a bit far to be honest I was hoping for some a little bit closer.

white-blazes

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 08:40:02 pm »
We bought our saddle backs from somebody in Bryngwran.  I'm sure they had more litters as well as ours.  Want their number?  Also there's a woman in Llanberis whom we had the previous two large whites from, she has several breeds.  I found both breeders on the Preloved website.

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 07:57:39 am »
Thanks w-b I'm in the process of chasing up some ads on preloved now.
 
 
 

white-blazes

  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 08:40:38 am »
Good. Eric (Holyhead) is actually in Bryngwran, is who we bought ours from. They were £40 and delivered, but a bit older at 7 months old :)
The one in Llanberis (Jane) doesn't seem to be on there atm. 

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 10:21:30 am »
I've seen his advert I'll give him a ring.

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 02:05:58 pm »
Still looking.

Matt - Henbant

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Gwynedd
  • www.henbant.org
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Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 02:40:43 pm »
Did you find any? We are south I Caernarfon and looking for some weaner old spots or sandy blacks etc.. I'd love to know what you found, or if anybody else has some contacts?

Warmest,

Matt
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Brandi

  • Joined Oct 2012
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 05:52:15 pm »

hughesy

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Anglesey
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013, 05:57:32 pm »
I did get some pigs in the end. Along the way I saw some shocking examples too. And some pigs kept in pretty poor conditions. And someone who didn't want to sell to me once I said I wanted pigs for meat, despite their pigs being unsuitable for registration.

Bodger

  • Joined Jul 2009
Re: Pigs Wanted North Wales
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 07:10:49 pm »
Did you find any? We are south I Caernarfon and looking for some weaner old spots or sandy blacks etc.. I'd love to know what you found, or if anybody else has some contacts?

Warmest,

Matt

Matt, keep me in mind if you don't get sorted earlier. I live on the Lleyn and have a litter of GOS's due at the end of August. :fc:

 

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