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Nottinghamshire Show 2017

Results here http://www.nottinghamshirecountyshow.com/competitors/livestock/ There was a good turn-out of GOS breeders and their pigs over the weekend 13/14 May at the Nottinghamshire Show. Malcolm Hicks returned to showing with a beautiful team of GOS pigs and scooped up the prizes. It … Continue reading

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AGM Info Update

Please see EPSON-AGM Info Dear Members If you are planning to attend the AGM please let me know Secretary Marlene Renshaw – email marlene12@john-lewis.com or telephone contact details on back page of Spot Press. You can also get Nomination forms for … Continue reading

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GOS Pigs Arrive in USA

Recently i was able to assist Luther & Julie Clevenger of Oregon USA by making introductions to Wendy Scudamore to arrange the export of some new GOS blood to the USA. Wendy with the help of Chris Impey took the … Continue reading

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Mandy Garbutt – Resignation

Dear GOSPBC Members As of now I have resigned from the GOSPBC committee & as editor of Spot Press. I trust to have served you well during the years I have been on the committee & hope you have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Pigs & Avian Flu Update

Official BPA Guidance for Pig Movements and Avian Influenza Our membership survey suggests that up to 75% of BPA members keep poultry as well as pigs. The purpose of this document is to guide pig keepers on the impact of … Continue reading

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Protected Food Names & Brexit

Ian Chick attended a meeting at DEFRA in London recently with George Eustice a govt minister for DEFRA for an update on Brexit and the Protected Food Names and will do a short report for Spring Spot Press due out … Continue reading

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Scottish Smallholders Festival 2017

Pigs at the 2017 Festival With the show season approaching, we at the Scottish Smallholder Festival would like to wish all breed societies and their members a rewarding and enjoyable time. If you are sending out a newsletter or show … Continue reading

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2016 BPA Breed Audit

The results of the 2016 breed audit are now available. This is a very important piece of conservation work. The results are used to draw up conservation plans for the breed which will be discussed by the BPA Conservation committee, Breed Surveyors and Breed … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2016

Wishing all Gloucestershire Old Spots Breeders’ Club members a very happy & peaceful Christmas and looking forward to a healthy, happy & successful 2017.  Spot Press’s Secret Santa? Mr Martin Whitley GOSPBC Committee

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AHDB & Brexit Update

With thanks to Richard Lutwyche for this information. http://www.ahdb.org.uk/documents/Horizon_Brexit_Analysis_Report_GI_Highres_06December2016.pdf GOS Admin Dec 2016

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