This is the page where the club will post latest GOS and Pig news. Any news pertinent to members only will be in the Members Access only news area. You can send any GOS or pig related news to

If you haven’t already get your VAN (Vet Attestation notice) done, its a fact its going to be needed when you go to any market or abattoir
Whist the vet is doing your VAN why not get your TSG application signed off too, at £15 its a fiver a year to have the extra kudos of being TSG certified, check out the last issue of Spot Press and the website for more info or email the Club for the forms and guidance. Its really straightforward to do.
Upload your details to the website to get your herd on the map see when people are looking for GOS there first port of call is usually the website. If you have difficulty let us know and we can upload them for you.
We need more GOS pigs out in the show ring why not have a go at a small local show near you. The 2024 show calendar and a special digital show issue of Spot Press will be out soon. Its a great way to make piggy friends and promote your herd.

Our webmaster Robin Wilson has been hard at work updating some of the website. You will see changes to the joining/renewing membership page, a new show results banner on the show tab, a change of contact details on home page and an updated Club contacts page.

The new application/renewal system is in now in place which should mean a less costly membership for most members. . Remember that at some point before October 31st 2023 you will need to cancel all old standing orders and update them to £15. If you already pay £15 you don’t need to do anything bit please check as several of you now have two or three standing orders in place because you start a new one when we change prices but don’t cancel the old ones so please give some attention to this matter. We don’t want to take more money off you than is necessary especially in these cost of living crisis times. A standing order mandate can be downloaded from the members area to take to your bank . Or you can also use it to set up a standing order on your online banking account website or app using the details from the form. At the same time don’t forget to cancel the old ones! Once its all set up you needn’t worry about renewal again and it means we won’t spend time chasing you to renew. . Every little helps!

Don’t forget that if you would like one of our new banners or need any Club leaflets for any events you are doing this summer please contact the secretary for them.

Although we know we are preaching to the converted! Can we please remind you not to take any short cuts in your feeding regimes. We know the cost of feed has escalated and there seems no end to it but please do not use this as an excuse to feed illegal food products to your pigs. Lest we forget FMD. 

Don’t forget the placing of adverts in ‘Marketplace’ is available to ALL pedigree GOS breeders and keepers or anyone looking for GOS pigs. If you have any suggestions for any other changes you would like to see please let us know

Lately we are seeing more and more pigs including GOS being put up for sale some due to genuine change in circumstances but the majority due to spiralling feed and fuel costs so just a word of warning, please please check the provenance of any of these pigs, ascertain it is definitely pedigree by asking for its pedigree registration  number beginning with GS. A lot of sellers will try to convince you ‘pure bred’ is the same its not and in the office we end up with unsuspecting buyers asking us to register these pigs so buyer beware. Do your homework. Check out pedigrees at

It’s worth making sure you have in place contingency plans should you or your family become ill and unable to tend to your animals. Please do keep an eye or ear out for those around you who may be struggling with their pigs and keep in touch with each other by phone or email. You don’t need to be a Facebook member to look at the Club’s Facebook page which is updated almost daily find it here.

Make sure we have an up to date e-mail address for you as this is the most speedy and cost effective way of letting you know what’s happening in the GOS world. 

This leaflet about the Club can be downloaded to help promote the Club along with Breeder pack information which you can find in the Members Area. You can also have hard copies sent to you by the Secretary so if you would like some to give to customers or take to shows please get in touch. 

GOSPBC breed leaflet 

The GOSPBC committee meets on a regular basis if you feel you can bring some skills/help/ideas or you have a subject you would like them to discuss please contact Club Secretary Mandy Garbutt.for more information.