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back2 basics

  • Joined Feb 2009
tamworth pig prices
« on: February 12, 2009, 08:24:09 pm »
hi,
   I am wanting to buy 2 tamworth pigs as weeners but i am unsure of how much i should pay for them. Can any one help give me an idea of the going rate, also does anyone know were i can buy tamworth weeners in Cumbria or near Cumbria.

gavo

  • Joined Aug 2008
  • Belcoo, Enniskillen, N.Ireland
  • Crazy Pig Lover
Re: tamworth pig prices
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 09:56:36 pm »
These questions can be quite hard to answer. A lot depends on the breeder's costs, whether they are purely hobby farmers or not and the quality of the stock. I reckon between 40 and 80 for an 8 week weaner. For peace of mind you would need to ensure that the parents are pedigree registered and that the weaners are birth registered with the BPA. Pedigree papers cost no more than 6 per pig - usually this is extra.

Hope this helps.

Gavin

Crofter

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Isle of Lewis
  • We'll get there!
    • Ravenstar
Re: tamworth pig prices
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 11:28:59 pm »
Yep.... we sell cross bred weaners for 45 each at 8 weeks.  Used to pat 50 for Saddleback weaners when we lived on the mainland :pig: :pig:
Dave
Comfortable B&B on a working Croft on the Isle of Lewis. www.Ravenstar.co.uk

sausagesandcash

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • UK
    • IrishHandcraft
Re: tamworth pig prices
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 11:44:51 pm »
Hi, Just a short note to wish you the best of luck in your endeavours (from a like minded soul). As regards where you can source Tamworth weaners go to http://www.tamworthbreedersclub.co.uk/3.html and you can stick a wee add in the forum for free. This should sort you out. One wee tip, choose your bloodlines carefully, some are very common and others appear to be getting rarer. The http://www.britishpigs.org/pedigree.htm site is also worth a look for pedigree birth notified weaners in the U.k. and Ireland.

If you want to let me know how you're doing, drop me an e-mail, hell if you just want to share tips etc I'm sure we'd both benefit! You've found a great forum for advice here if you run into any problems.

Regards,

Morgan
« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 01:48:13 am by sausagesandcash »

Hilarysmum

  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: tamworth pig prices
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 08:04:46 am »

 

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