Association Annual General Meeting

Association Annual General Meeting on Sunday 13th of November at 12 noon

At The New Inn, Newbridge-on-Wye, LD1 6HY

Free sunday lunch for members

  • 12:00 noon – AGM
  • 1:00 – Sunday Lunch
  • 2:00 – Meeting of new committee

Please contact Barbara Warren on (01495)755557 / 07885790821

or

Dave Lang at The New Inn on (01597)860211

To book for Sunday lunch, give apologies or for more information.

For new committee, posts becoming vacant:-

  • Chair person
  • Secretary
  • News letter organiser
  • Website manager
  • New committee members.

Under discussion on the day will be the proposed study tour to Austria, the Winter Fair and the Spring festival (aka the Smallholders Show).

Please come along and give your support.

 

The Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells July 18, 19, 20 & 21st


Royal Welsh Show 2011 – a great pig show as usual, although numbers were down, which did give exhibitors and visitors more space, and the weather was kind overall. The Association was prominent – our stand, featuring the Trumper family’s young gilt with her first Saddleback litter of eight, attracted the crowds and the television cameras. She behaved impeccably and never complained when the TV presenters demanded the piglets be picked up. Thanks, Sally.

 

 

 

 

 

We had lots of TV coverage through the week, they were still filming Jonathan Davies trying to control a pig on Thursday morning.

Stand helpers dispensed teas, coffee, membership leaflets and lucky dips, and gave out information and advice. Many visitors were seeking advice on pigs in woodland, and experienced foresters Ray Harris and Graham Courtney were busy for hours. We gained eleven new members and got ten renewals in. Very many thanks to all who helped.

C & L Pugh-Morgan won the Association’s engraved tumbler for the best first time pig exhibitor at the Show. The best pen presentation award went to Barbara Warren – after eleven years of trying!

The junior pig handling exhibitors did an excellent job with Daniel and Joseph Impey winning their respected classes – again.

The Three Counties Show at Malvern


W & BCPBA members will be attending over the border at Malvern next week with our pigs.

Those wanting to watch, can see all the breeds being shown on Friday, June the 17th. The BPA pig of the year, interbreed championships, pairs, young handlers and Kune Kune are shown on Saturday. Then its Rare Breeds day on Sunday under different judges.

Looking forward to meeting members old and new.

Results will be shown.

Taste of Pork – TOP

This event is taking place on

DATE : Sunday April 17th at the New Inn

PLACE : Newbridge on Wye

START : 12:30pm

Tickets £10 per head.

Includes 12 breeds of pork all being cooked, same time, place for tasting and pudding.

PLEASE contact Barbara Warren on 01495 755557 to book.