Royal Welsh Show 2013: Pig supreme championship

In the pig lines it was very much a family affair. Scooping both the female and male interbreed as well as the supreme rosettes were father and daughter David Perkins and Lucy Georgiou, from Narberth, Pembrokeshire.

It was their female saddleback Pantysgawen Rosette 14 that clinched them the female and supreme titles.  This sow was purchased from A Thomas and W Edwards, from Newbridge in Gwent for Lucy’s daughter Nina, who is four and a half months old. Rosette, who is sired by Plane Grand Duke 4, is due to farrow with her fourth litter in just three weeks.

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In reserve was last year’s supreme victors Catherine and Lilly Nicholas, aged seven and one, with their British Lop boar Catrin Prince 4 7007. Born in January the young boar was shown by their mother Rachel and is sired by Popular Prince 3 and out of Bakers Actress.

Prince won breed champion and the Bath and West and Three counties earlier this year and next heads to Burwarton show in Shropshire.

Commenting on his pick judge Mr P Churchyard from Norfolk said his supreme sow was a very nice pig, with a “nice topline, sound legs and a nice underline.”

On the day he said she had the advantage of age over the boar in reserve.