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 two breeding sows which will hopefully soon go up to three, and also have a proven, show-winning boar, Westerly Majestic Eagle 32A (Bran), from the rarest of the boar lines 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.
Our pigs won or were placed in a number of online shows during 2020, including a third at the Royal Glamorgan Agricultural Society show, and Supreme Champion at the Pedigree Pig Breeders UK Winter Fair.
As well as breeding we produce pork, details of which can be found on our Black Orchard Large Blacks page.