Royal Welsh Show 2014: Pig Interbreed

Taking the supreme interbreed sash for a second time in the pig lines were sisters Catherine and Lilly Nicholas, from Raglan, Monmouthshire, with their homebred British Lop Catrin Harmony 9.

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They previously won the interbreed title in 2012 with her dam and were runners up last year her half brother.

Born in October 2012 Harmony is sired by Popularbarn Prince 3 and is out of Catrin Harmony 6. She won the breed championship at the Three Counties Show earlier this season. She is due to farrow in three weeks with her third litter so she now.

In reserve Judge Mrs VC Mills, Crediton, Devon, picked out the junior Tamworth boar Tudful Yorkshireman 275, from Liz Shankland, who keeps 40 Tamworth pigs at her home in Bedwas, Caerphilly.

Ms Shankland is no stranger to the show circuit, having also taken the breed champion with the same boar at the Three Counties and has won the Tamworth breed championship at the Royal County of Berkshire Show, at Newbury, three times.

This homebred boar was born in January 2014, is sired by Fairybank Yorkshireman 5 and out of Tudful Jacqueline 96.