We always intended to keep rare Large Black pigs once we were able, but never imagined quite how much fun they would be; they make us laugh every day and bring us so much pleasure. We currently have Blodeuwedd from the very rare Bess line, one of only seven Bess sows in the world, and Cerridwen, a very rare Queen sow, and we are looking for a third sow. We also have a proven, show-winning boar, Bran, from the rarest boar lines (Majestic Eagle), who is available for hire. We are delighted to have got other pig enthusiasts in the area interested in the breed, and are setting up a local community of Large Black breeders which will be a big help to one of the rarest British pig breeds. We are also very proud to have had one of our home-bred boys, Blackorchard Majestic 11 (Rhydian), selected by the Chairman of the breed society to be her new boar, and another lad has gone up to North Yorkshire to be the new boar to the large Rimrock herd.
Our pigs have won or been placed in a number of shows both online and in person, including a third at the Royal Glamorgan Agricultural Society show, Supreme Champion at the Pedigree Pig Breeders UK Winter Fair, and Reserve Champion at the Llandyfaelog Show.
As well as breeding we produce pork, sell weaners and teach pig courses, details of which can be found here: