A Saddleback gilt has secured the silverware in the pig ring taking the champion of champion title. Lowpack Grand Duchess, a gilt shown by Kevin Matthews, Scarborough is in pig and due to farrow just after the Great Yorkshire Show. She is owned by father and son Ken and Kevin Matthews who own about 15 Saddleback sows.
In reserve was a British Lop gilt Balsham Sunshine 35 forward by Messrs M J Kiddy and Son. Commenting on his selection, judge Nick Hunkin, Somerset said: “the Saddleback was a smart young pig and showed and walked well. She had a deep body and enormous potential and just really shone. The British Lop also had good back legs and good hams and also stood out as an outstanding pig. It was a good high standard in the ring and was a hard class to judge.”