Wales & Border Counties

Pig Breeders Association

The Association originated from a meeting between a group of farmers and smallholders in 1991, who were concerned at the lack of forum for promoting all pig breeds and the pig industry. The aims and objectives of the Association are to :

  • encourage new pig keepers and breeders

  • encourage young people to learn about pigs

  • provide a self-help group to exchange information

  • organise workshops e.g. butchery, AI etc.

  • deliver resources regarding best practices in pig keeping

  • promote pigs and pigmeat

  • represent pig breeders nationally

  • support pig showing at the Royal Welsh and other shows in the Wales and border counties.

Membership

We really would like you to join the Association even if you don’t keep pigs!  It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people and either kickstart your pig experience and/or provide access to a wide network of well established and experienced pig breeders.

So what does the Association do for its members? In recent years it has :

  • Circulated a regular Newsletter.

  • Published and publicised a Members Directory.

  • Promoted and sponsored awards at all the major Welsh Shows.

  • Helped to establish a pig section at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

  • Organised workshops on showing, tattooing, AI etc.

  • Arranged training for Basic Food Hygiene certificates.

  • Lobbied government on abattoirs, cutting facilities, etc.

The Association intends to continue to offer its members practical help and advice, guided by what the membership requires, within its overall aims. In addition, we have found that pig breeders are a gregarious group. Despite the widespread membership, the social side of the Association has been particularly active recently, with the popular annual dinner and other events. The network of pig breeders has grown into a community of friends with a common interest. We do hope that you will decide to join the Association, and benefit from its many activities. Then help to build an even better organisation that will have a voice within the UK pig industry. 

If you would like to join us then please contact our membership secretary at wbcpba.membershipsecretary@gmail.com

Social Media

We have a Facebook Page (@WBCPBA) that we update regularly with news and events.  See below for the latest updates:

Events*

*please note all events are currently postponed due to the lockdown currently in place due to the COVID-19 virus.

We regularly hold events covering all aspects of pig keeping and have a presence at a number of agricultural events. These are listed below and are available to members and non-members of the Association. Members receive a reduced fee for all the events we run ourselves.

Resources

All our members receive a regular newsletter packed with information on pig keeping and interesting articles. It also acts as a member directory, providing access to endless knowledge on all things pig related.

Committee

Chairman: Dave Lang 

newinn1960@gmail.com

Vice Chairman: Barbara Warren

ba.warren@hotmail.co.uk

Treasurer: Timothy Rawdon-Mogg

timrm@mail.com

 

Membership Secretary:Dee Thurlow, wbcpba.membershipsecretary@gmail.com

 

Secretary: Sharron Nicholas

sharronnicholas0901@gmail.com

The committee of the Association is comprised as follows: