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The History of the BPA:
Four more breeds join NPBA
 

Essex   Gloucestershire Old Spots
Essex   Gloucestershire Old Spots
     
Large Black female champion at the Oxford Royal Show 1950   Welsh best smallholders Pig at the Cambridge Royal Show 1951
Large Black female champion at the Oxford Royal Show 1950   Welsh best smallholders Pig at the Cambridge Royal Show 1951


As the industry returned to peacetime production, more breed societies became members of the association. The Large Black, Gloucestershire Old Spots and Welsh breeds all joined the ranks and towards the end of the 1950s the Essex breed followed suit. In 1967 the Essex and Wessex breeds were merged to create the British Saddleback.

The first Gazette advertisement for British Saddleback in 1968 featured this
The first Gazette advertisement for British Saddleback in 1968 featured this
Royal Show breed champion

All of these breeds were then, by reason of NPBA membership, subjected to the association's official standards of excellence drawn up to ensure that animals that would be used to produce the stock for commercial producers were all of a recognised quality.

 
 

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