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Kevin Blundell

Kevin has always liked keeping livestock, and has a small herd of Gloucester Old Spots and Essex Saddlebacks.  Pigs are particularly suited to the type of land that came with the house where he lives. 

He first bought four pedigree Gloucester Old Spot gilts (females that have not had their first litter) and a pedigree boar, which he kept initially in woodland.  To these he added some Essex Saddlebacks. 

He now slaughters two pigs a week which he sells via Farmers Markets, food fairs etc. and takes pleasure in eating his own meat.  He says that this is pig-keeping for fun, rather than great profit.

Courses by this Tutor
  • 29 October 2017
    10 - 4.30
    £90 to include lunch and all other refreshments

    This one-day course aims to cover all the things you need to know before starting to keep a few pigs on your land.  It will not be looking at commercial pig-keeping. 

    Topics to be discussed in the morning include:  why keep pigs?, means of enclosure, traditional free-range...