ABN, partner of the Royal Agricultural Society of England’s British Pig & Poultry Fair, is offering £1000 in prize money to the winner of an exciting new industry competition,
the ABN Innovation Award.
Caron Stewart and her husband Robert are relatively new at keeping
pigs, having started only a few years ago in 2005. Saddlebacks were chosen because they are a hardy breed, therefore ideal for the windswept area around Port Logan, and they are renowned for their superb bacon and succulent pork.
A pioneering approach to monitor farms based on the commercial operation of two Scottish pig units – one indoor and one outdoor – is proving successful. Quality Meat Scotland is the driving force supporting the new three-year pig monitor farm project, with additional funding provided by the Scottish Government.
Pig farms throughout Scotland are being visited by Scottish SPCA inspectors as part of a ground-breaking initiative welcomed by the Scottish pig industry.
Close to the pretty village of Penpont in Dumfries and Galloway, you will find pigs. Not as you might expect, one or two pigs belonging to a smallholder but a large outdoor pig production unit of around 300 sows.
When you are breeding pigs to sell their meat to a discerning public,it's important that you choose your bloodlines and your pigs carefully, according to Cheralynn Pieters who owns and runs, Quarryhead Meats in Aberdeenshire, along with her husband Andrew.