East of England Show 2011: Pig interbreed championship


1862011 Pig Champ web.JPGTaking the first interbreed title of the day was a homebred Welsh boar from Brooksby Melton College, Melton Mowbray, Leicester.


Brooksby Earl 2 is one of only two boars ever bred and kept by the College and is part of a 10 sow herd. He is now up for sale and could potentially be used as an AI boar following interest at the show.


Although shown in the championship ring by Brooksby College lecturer, James Fryer and farm technician Joe Fytche, Earl had been prepared by Brooksby students Jane Riley, Alice Rossell, Rupert Caygill and Thomas Corbett.


Judge Mr N Overend said: “The boar is an excellent example of the breed; a good, tall pig that walks smoothly and would be a useful boar in any breeding herd.”


This one is by Brooksby Earl and out of Brooksby Empress 8 – both bred by the College. He will now be heading to the Lincoln Show.


In reserve spot was Birchfield Dolly 7, a Gloucestershire Old Spot breeding sow from Sarah Whitley, Oak Mount House, Harrowgate.


This one was born in April 2009 and is by Foston Sambo 38 and out of Chapel Dolly 12.