Its all about the Pigs!

Its all about the Pigs!

To kick off our second day of the Winter Stock Festival launch week, we take a look at the pig section.

As an established event in the livestock calendar, the commercial pig classes at the Winter Stock Festival are a go-to point for breeders, exhibitors and buyers.

Taking place on the Friday of the show, there are a range of butcher’s classes including modern, traditional, and cross bred sections for both singles and pairs. Championships and Supreme Championships follow the individual classes, with an award to the stockperson of the Champion pig being presented afterwards.
Pig young handler classes also take place on the Friday with judging covering handling, presentation and knowledge skills of the animal. Classes are for handlers aged less than 15 years and handlers aged 15-21 years on the day of the show.

The hotly contested commercial pig classes will this year be judged by Richard Taylor from Derbyshire. Richard, the Managing Director of Award-winning catering and retail butchers Owen Taylor & Sons Ltd Butchers has a wealth of experience, and looks forward to joining us this November.

Leading catering butcher Owen Taylor & Sons have been butchers since 1922 and are proud to supply both retail and catering customers across the East Midlands. Owen Taylor is a family owned business which strives to provide our valued customers with the finest quality produce, locally sourced, wherever possible.

Once the judging has been completed and the champions have been picked, our official show partners and auctioneers Melton Mowbray Market will sell the commercial pigs at 3pm. This is a great opportunity to purchase quality stock in preparation for the Christmas market.

• Friday 29th November
o 9.30 am – judging of commercial pig classes
o Followed by – pig young handler classes
o 3.00 pm – sale of commercial pigs

To request a schedule for the pig classes at this year’s Winter Stock Festival and for more information about the event, email, or call 01733 363510.

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