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The Goosetree Show Season 2013

23 March 2014

The Goosetree Show Season 2013

Kim Arden gives us an insight into a year of shows for Goosetree Lops

It’s Febuary and the schedules start landing on the doormat…

2 weeks before Newark our July boar started to turn his back feet in so off to the butchers he went leaving us without a July boar - not the best start to the…

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It is with great regret…

19 March 2014

It is with great regret…

That we hear of the death of Clarissa Dickson-Wright. 

We are sure that all Lop breeders, and supporters of Lops, will be greatly saddened to hear of the premature death of our patron elect Clarissa Dickson-Wright. A stalwart of real food, the countryside and a great advocate of British Lop…

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British Lop Chairman Giles Eustice on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

5 January 2014

British Lop Chairman Giles Eustice on BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

BBC’s Sarah Swadling visited Trevaskis Farm in Hayle, Cornwall to speak to Giles Eustice, Chairman of The Brisith Lop Pig Society, and brother George Eustice, Government Minister of Farming, Food and the Marine Environment, about the rewards and difficulties faced within current day farming and…

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British Lops at the Welsh Winter Fair, Dec ‘13

11 December 2013

British Lops at the Welsh Winter Fair, Dec ‘13

Rachel Nicholas took two pairs of bacon pigs up to the Welsh Winter Fair at the beginning of the month and did very well, coming 1st and 2nd in the bacon pairs and then had 1st to 4th in the single class with her winner going on to take traditional champion.

They also took up with them British…

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British Lops at the English Winter Fair, Nov ‘13

11 December 2013

British Lops at the English Winter Fair, Nov ‘13

Three Goosetree gilts had their first show experience at the prestigious English Winter Fair in Staffordshire last month. Tthey competed in the traditional classes and came away with 1st in the Single Pork Class, 1st in the Pairs Pork Class and 1st in the Single Bacon Class. The two winning gilts…

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Tony Singh - “If you try just one rare breed pork make sure it’s British Lop”

17 October 2013

Tony Singh - “If you try just one rare breed pork make sure it’s British Lop”

This week, top celebrity chef Tony Singh was cooking with British Lop as part of Slow Food UK - a global, grassroots organisation with supporters in 150 countries around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to the community and the environment. 

He was live Tweeting…

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Peterborough Autumn Show ‘13 - Results

15 October 2013

Peterborough Autumn Show ‘13 - Results

Nearing the end of the year for County shows, British Lops were in attendance at the East of England Autumn Show in Peterborough this Sunday. Pictured is Hayley Lake with Boar Winner, Champian White Male and Supreme Show Winner, Goosetree Duke - Very well done to Hayley.

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Melton Mowbray Lop of the Year results 2013

29 September 2013

Melton Mowbray Lop of the Year results 2013

After a year of showing at many of the County shows the 'best of the best' of British Lops were at Melton to compete for the coveted Lop of the Year title 2013, under the eyes of Judge, Rachel Nicholas.....and here are the results.


Lop of the Year Boars

Champion = Goosetree Duke 2 -  B & K…

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British Lops at Melton 2013 - Read Full Story to View Images

13 September 2013

British Lops at Melton 2013 - Read Full Story to View Images

Melton Mowbray Show 2013 - Lops showing this afternoon and tomorrow morning, sale at 11am tomorrow!

 

Pipe blew when washing the pigs - nice shower!
Pipe blew when washing the pigs - nice shower!

 


A long boar waiting patiently for his number.

 


Numbering - don't worry it's only paint!

 


Washed and numbered and…

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Melton Mowbray Show and Sale ‘13 - List of Vendors

24 August 2013

Melton Mowbray Show and Sale ‘13 - List of Vendors

Arden
Mr and Mrs Barry & Kim 
6 Wisbech Road, Coates
Peterborough PE7 2DG

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Barraclough
Ms Tracey
8 Carlton Road, Sutton on Derwent
York, YO41 4BS

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Berryman
Mr and Mrs Steve & Claudia
10 Forth Vean, Godolphin Cross
Helston, Cornwall TR13 9RH              

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Brain
Mr James…

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