Two of the Welsh pigs at the RHS
Two breeders are helping to increase global numbers of the Welsh Pig by working with an artificial insemination company. Ken Austin and his partner, Sian Hopkins, run the Burry Herd of over 200 Welsh Pig breeding sows; the herd incorporates 25 female lines and 11 male lines. Welsh Pig numbers diminished when hybrids became more popular, but interest in the breed is increasing as pig producers recognise its value in producing sows with high milk production and good mothering abilities. To […]