Here’s a list of sites that will help you on your quest for keeping your own pigs, whether it’s information on the relevant legislation and legal requirements or suppliers to keep your pigs well fed and secure on a night then you will find something here.
DEFRA – The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs where you will find lots of information about keeping any type of livestock. Much of DEFRA has now been merged into the UK Goverment website here.
The Rural Payments Agency – The RPA in charge of things like the county parish holding (CPH) number which you need to keep animals like pigs and also the general licence for the movement of pigs which you require when you are moving pigs onto your land. Check out our guide on keeping pigs here.
The Rare Breeds Survival Trust – The leading national charity working to conserve and protect the United Kingdom’s rare native breeds of farm animals from extinction including our very own rare breed pigs.
Britain Pig Association – The Association is the official breed society and maintains the Herd Books for the following breeds: Berkshire, British Landrace, British Saddleback, Duroc, Gloucestershire Old Spots, Hampshire, Large Black, Large White, Mangalitza, Middle White, Oxford Sandy & Black, Pietrain, Tamworth and Welsh.
Farmers Guardian Farmers Guardian is a weekly national agricultural newspaper, perfect for keeping up with all the latest news across the UK agricultural sector.
Dales Water Services Ltd – Private Water Supply Specialists, ideal for smallholders who require an off mains water supply to both keep livestock and for other agricultural uses. Services include borehole drilling, pump installation, water treatment and water supply maintenance.
Mole Valley Farmers – Supplier of everything a farmer could need including pig feed, they have nine branches in the south west supplying a vast range of goods to farmers and the public alike. These range from farm requirements to clothing, footwear, garden supplies, pet food and accessories, domestic goods and power tools.
NaturesList.org – an environmental directory, all sites are validated by human editors in order to bring you only the best environmental resources, both regional and worldwide.
If you have any recommendations for websites that could be added to this list then please get in touch, we operate a strict editorial policy and the sites must be of high quality and related to the pig farming or UK agricultural industry.