• African swine fever

    African swine fever (ASF), a virus that affects pigs and wild boar, has been identified in Belgium.
    Read further guidance on the AHDB website.

    https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/african-swine-fever

  • The Annual General Meeting for The British Kunekune Pig Society 2018.

     

    Date: Saturday 27th October 2018

    Location: Humble By Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP.

     

    As this is the 25th anniversary of the BKKPS we are making a weekend of it and hope many members, old and new, can attend at somepoint during the weekend. 

     

    The itinerary for the weekend is as follows:

     

     

    Saturday 27th October 2018

    09:30-10:00

    Arrival and coffee

    10:00 – 11:15

    Vet Session 1

    11:15 – 11:30

    Coffee

    11:30 – 12:30

    Vet Session 2

    12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch

    13:15 – 15:30

    AGM

    15:30 – 16:30

    Committee members available for informal discussions / Q&A

    17:00

    Venue Closes

    19:00

    Evening Meal (own cost)

     

     

    Sunday 28th October 2018

    09:00 – 09:30

    Arrival and coffee

    09:30 – 12:30

    Sausage Making

    12:30 – 13:15

    Lunch

    13:15 – 16:00

    Pork Belly / Charcuterie

     

     

    On the Saturday morning a vet will give informal talks on pig related topics such as health, breeding etc.  There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions during the morning, over lunch and to chat with other members.  This is a free event.

     

    The formal AGM will review the year, financial status etc as well as electing officers to the society. If you wish to propose a resolution for voting or raise a topic for discussion please contact the secretary by 7th October.  You do not need to attend to do this, but it is helpful if you provide a written statement to be read out explaining your thinking.

     

    If you wish to nominate someone as BKKPS chair, a committee officer or a general member of the committee please send you nomination (and the approval of the nominee) to the secretary between the 1st and 21st October. Again, you do not have to attend to nominate or to be elected.

     

    There will be an evening meal at 7pm Saturday evening at

    The Inn at Penallt, Penallt, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 4SE

    https://www.theinnatpenallt.co.uk/

    Members pay for their own meal and drinks. We are assured the food is excellent.

     

    On Sunday 28th there will be hands-on practical sessions and demonstrations in sausage making, making the most of Pork Belly and Charcuterie. Numbers are limited to 15 so early booking is advised. The cost for the day is £90 including lunch.

     

    Please would you let me know by the 20th September , which sessions in the weekend you wish to attend.

     

    1.       Saturday Morning Lectures

    2.       Saturday Lunch

    3.       Saturday AGM

    4.       Saturday Evening Meal

    5.       Sunday course

     

    We need to confirm our booking with the venue(s) to enable appropriate catering arrangements. You cooperation is appreciated to keep costs down.

     

     

    Kind Regards

    Daniel Thomas

    Society Secretary

    The British Kunekune Pig Society

    secretary@britishkunekunesociety.org.uk

    0845 489 5863

     

     

  • We can now confirm the qualifying shows for the BKKPS Champion of Champions 2018 are:

    Lambourne
    Spring Festival
    Sherborne
    Royal Cornwall
    Three Counties
    Burwarton
    Pembrokeshire 
    Usk
    Newbury
    Northumberland County Show

  • New Herd Book Number Format

    Happy new year to all our members!

    A new year, and a little change to pig registrations.  The BKKPS is changing the format of the herd book number that is assigned to each newly registered pig.  Instead of the old 4 character numberic (eg 8765), we are now using a random selection of letters and numbers (eg 4P6WE8).  The first characters are random, but the last character is always a number and represents the year in which the pig was registered ie 4P6WE8 indicates that the pig was registered in 2018.

    This change will only affect pigs being registered from 1st January 2018, with older pigs keeping their existing herd book number.

  • After 8 years on the committee, Sam has stood down to concentrate on other commitments. In line with the constitution the committee have co-opted Simon Whiteley as interim chair until a suitable replacement can be sought. 

    Ellen Thomas has also stood down as publicity and marketing officer but is going to remain i/c social media.

    I would like to thank both on behalf of the society and its members for the hard work and dedication they have shown the society.

    With this in mind we are looking for a publicity and marketing officer to work alongside Ellen in her role. If anyone else has a particular skill or would like to get involved with the running of the society and help us celebrate 25 years of the BKKPS then please contact our Secretary, Dan Thomas, secretary@britishkunekunepigsociety.co.uk