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Oaklands Pigs - Sharing our Expertise

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Oaklands Farm is a working farm on the Kent/East Sussex Border, near Tunbridge Wells.

We started keeping pigs over 20 years ago, mostly raising weaners for the freezer before starting breeding from our own cross-bred stock.

We run Pig Keeping courses from March to September.

In early 2005 we replaced our many assorted pigs with new pedigree saddleback breeding stock, the foundation of our saddleback herd today. We now have 8 different bloodlines of Saddleback sows, some of which are now quite rare and 2 boar lines.

Apart from these, we have examples of many of the other traditional pigs, including Old Spots, Large Blacks, Tamworths, Oxford Sandys, Landrace, and Kune Kune. We have also kept Middle Whites, Welsh, Berkshires and Mangalitzas in the past. We have around 20-30 adult breeding stock at any one time.

So between us we have many years of experience of buying, keeping and breeding pigs, and offer friendly advice to those new to pig keeping, or those thinking of moving on to breeding pigs.

Here at the farm we have set up a number of different environments in paddocks, woods, and barns with an assortment of styles of fencing and numerous varieties of arks, so that the newcomer can see all the possibilities and decide which would be best for their own set-up.

Being a small farm, we can take the time to discuss and help you choose your pigs, and give help and advice on setting up and all aspects of pig keeping.

For disease control purposes, we do not hire any boars from this farm, or accept sows for mating.

We are not able to offer any vet student or work experience placements, as there is very little maintenance required for our outdoor herd.





Busy weekend at the Autumn Show

It was a busy weekend at the South of England Spring Show on 1st and 2nd October. Oaklands Pigs provided the pig display in the farmyard area of the show. It was a good opportunity to take out our show team for next year, who are currently only 10-12 weeks old. They have plenty of sights and sounds and cuddles all weekend which should put them in good practice for the shows next year. We took 5 saddlebacks, 2 landrace and 1 tamworth who were all great hits with the children.






Prizes Galore at Edenbridge

Good results again at the Oxted & Edenbridge show. Dolores the Saddleback born in July15 won the Supreme Coloured Champion and Ebony our Large Black born in Jan16 took the Reserved Coloured Champion slot. The first time Oaklands Pigs has won both the Champion and Reserve at the same show.

Dolores then competed against the winner of the White Pig Championship, which unfortunately pipped her into second place. But she did still take home the Reserve Overall Champion prize too.

This meant that not only had we won best of breed with our Saddleback and also with the Large Black, but Greta the Old Spot also won her best of breed, giving us best of breed for all 3 breeds that we were exhibiting at the show.  A marvellous result for the last show of the season.

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Trio Triumph at Cranleigh

Excellent results at the Cranleigh show on 19th June, with 3 out of the 4 pigs competing for Best in Show coming from Oaklands Pigs.

First to book her place was BUNTY our Saddleback sow who won the breeding sow class. She was followed by DOLORES our Saddleback Gilt who is now coming up for a year old, who also won her class. Making up the trio was EBONY our Large Black gilt born in January this year who won the junior class.

Bunty 1stDolores 1stEbony 1st







It was DOLORES the middle size pig who eventually went on to win Supreme Champion on the day. Which meant that she got a ride in the trailer to collect her cup as part of the cattle and sheep parade.

Dolores trailer


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