Here at the ASU we currently own 3 sows and 1 boar, all of different breeds.
The first Pigs arrived at the ASU in December 2017, these were Tamworth Sows; since these sows arrived we have bred 2 litters and have also had and Oxford Sandy and Black Sow and Boar donated to us by the Oxford Sandy and Black Society. These are both rare breeds of pig.
Oxford Sandy and Black
The Oxford Sandy and Black is a Medium to Large breed of pig of sandy colouring with black patches. The breed are natural foragers and know for being prolific and good mothers, making them ideal for an outdoor system. They are recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust as an at risk breed with 300 to 500 remaining.
Tamworth's are a hardy breed of pig with a distinctive ginger coat. Thought to be one of Britain's oldest breeds of pig the breed suffered after World War 2 as a slow maturing breed and is now recognised by the Rare Breed Survival Trust as vulnerable with 200 to 300 registered breeding sows.