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Rare pig breed takes top title

by 5m Editor
29 May 2006, at 12:00am

UK - A rare pig breed brought back from the brink of extinction won the interbreed title for the first time ever at this year's Devon County Show.

Maureen and Andy Case's Oxford & Sandy Black female Cwmnanthia XVII Cynthia 128 took the title ahead of Steve Loveless's Large White gilt Port Bredy Beryl 1190, which also claimed the reserve spot in the BPA Pig of the Year Award qualifier.

"This is a breed that we've had a long struggle to get recognised, so it is a real triumph," said Mrs Case of Milton Abbas, Dorset.

Two breeds featured strongly in the beef classes, with Simmentals leading the way ahead of Aberdeen Angus in both the championship and pairs.

British Simmental bull Corskie Radium, by Popes Laird, claimed the interbreed championship, delighting his owner Penny Lally.

Source: FWi

5m Editor