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EXPLORE OUR RESOURCES ON KEEPING AND BREEDING PEDIGREE PIGS


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 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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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 Landrace

  • The British Landrace is a very versatile pig as they are good mothers and produce good meat pigs.
  • These were once a very popular breed of pig but after many years of being used for cross breeding the British Landrace has seen a large decline in numbers.

Total number of British Landrace pigs

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Data from BPA Conservation Report 2019

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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