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Come inside and let me tell you all about a very special breed.

Come inside and let me tell you all about a very special breed.

The Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders’ Club was established in 1990 to promote the wonderful qualities of the Gloucestershire Old Spots breed and to provide help and support to breeders and keepers. It is the largest and most effective such organisation and continues to do sterling work on behalf of ‘The Orchard Pig’.

In 2009 we were honoured that HRH The Princess Royal, who keeps GOS pigs at her Gatcombe Estate home in Gloucestershire, agreed to become our Patron. We are the only pedigree pig organisation in Britain with royal patronage and HRH’s involvement is greatly appreciated.

The Club's Patron, HRH The Princess Royal

The Club’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal

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The year 2013 was the centenary of the establishment of the Gloucestershire Old Spots breed and the Club celebrated the first 100 years of pedigree GOS pigs.

The GOS is a grazing pig ideally suited to outdoor husbandry

The GOS is a grazing pig ideally suited to outdoor husbandry

There is a great wealth of free information on this website designed to help new and aspiring pig keepers so do explore the different sections. If you can’t find the answer here, then join our Forum and post your query there for more experienced pig keepers to try and answer for you.

Traditionally Farmed Gloucestershire Old Spots Pork

Traditionally Farmed Gloucestershire Old Spots Pork

Find out why the meat from GOS pigs is so special that it became the first breed of any species in the world to be accorded Traditional Speciality Guaranteed status by the EU Commission putting it on a par with champagne and parma ham!

paypalWe also have a Shop where you can buy books, clothing, giftware and practical pig-keeping equipment including tattooing pliers from Canada featuring 14mm characters and chisel point numbers to better provide effective earmarking for your pedigree pigs.

Tattooing Pliers for Effective Ear Marking

Tattooing Pliers for Effective Ear Marking

There are regular updates so please add this site┬áto your Favourites and come back and check. If you’re looking for pigs to buy, check our Forum section regularly or go to the Club tab and click on Our Members - you can contact breeders in your area direct.

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Our members cover a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Mandy Booth here is from Cheshire and has been showing GOS from a young age. Here she can be seen modelling the Club’s official tie available from our Shop.