Club News

17Feb/17

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 isRead More…

02Feb/17

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 aRead More…

18Jan/17

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. IfRead More…

22Dec/16

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

10Dec/16

Design a pig for the Gloucestershire Old Spots Trail

See http://www.cotswoldlife.co.uk/out-about/last_chance_for_artists_to_design_a_pig_for_gloucestershire_old_spots_trail_1_4808520 It would have been nice if some of our members in Gloucestershire/Cotswolds who knew about this could have forwarded it on to the Club, it would have been great PR forRead More…

07Oct/16

Type 1 Transport Authorisation Renewal

The Type 1 Transport Authorisation will not affect many of our members as it applies mainly to those who transport animals as part of a commercial/economic enterprise. They are not interested inRead More…

01Aug/16

Gloucester Rare Breeds Sale Report

Show & Sale held on Fri 5th & Sat 6th August by Voyce Pullin at Cirencester. Disappointing results at this years sale…19 GOS entered but only 5 sold. Entries included a ChampionRead More…

21Jul/16

Northern Championship 2016

The Northern Championship was held at Driffield Show on 20th July. In temperatures nudging 30 degrees judge Andrew Robinson declared Birchfield Bluebell 402 Champion from the Birchfield herd of the Whitley familyRead More…

14Jul/16

2016 Champion Of Champions

Champion of Champions day was one of sunshine with one very sharp shower at lunchtime. So on a glorious afternoon Guy Kiddy stepped in to preside over proceedings after the original judge hadRead More…