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Oaklands Farm is a working farm on the Kent/East Sussex Border.
We started keeping pigs over 16 years ago, mostly raising weaners for the freezer before starting breeding from our own cross-bred stock.
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 10 different bloodlines of Saddleback sows, some of which are now quite rare and 3 boar lines.
We also have a pedigree Oxford Sandy & Black boar, and a number of Oxford sows.
Apart from these, we have examples of many of the other traditional pigs, including Old Spots, Large Blacks, Tamworths, Landrace, Welsh and Kune Kune. We have also kept Middle Whites, Berkshires and Mangalitzas in the past. We currently have around 35 adult breeding stock.
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.
Oaklands Pigs attended 7 shows during the 2013 season and came home with 3 Best in Shows, 2 Reserve Best in Shows and 1 Breed Champion, so only missing out on a top spot at one show.
The Best in Shows came from Heathfield, Cranleigh and Edenbridge. The two Reserves from Singleton and Egham. And the Breed Champion at the large South of England show.
Vera the Saddleback will now be putting her feet up and awaiting the arrival of her first litter, which is due in the autumn. Hopefully she can produce a show champion for next year.