Oaklands Pigs - Sharing our Expertise

Clare & Robin welcome you to the Oaklands Pigs website


Oaklands Farm is a working farm on the Kent/East Sussex Border, near Tunbridge Wells.

We started keeping pigs over 20 years ago, mostly raising weaners for the freezer before starting breeding from our own stock.

We are not currently running any pig keeping courses.

In early 2005 we replaced our many assorted pigs with new pedigree saddleback breeding stock, the foundation of our saddleback herd today. 

Apart from these, we have examples of some of the other traditional pigs, including Old Spots, Large Blacks, Tamworths,  Landrace, and Kune Kune. We have also kept Middle Whites, Welsh, Oxford Sandys, Berkshires, Large Whites and Mangalitzas in the past. We have recently reduced the number of animals at the farm and now have around a dozen adult breeding stock.

So between us we have many years of experience of buying, keeping and breeding pigs, and offer friendly advice to those new to pig keeping, or those thinking of moving on to breeding pigs.

Here at the farm we have set up a number of different environments in paddocks, woods, and barns with an assortment of styles of fencing and numerous varieties of arks, so there is always something going on at the farm.

Being a small farm, we can take the time to discuss and help you choose your pigs, and give help and advice on setting up and all aspects of pig keeping.

For disease control purposes, we do not hire any boars from this farm, or accept sows for mating.

We are not able to offer any vet student or work experience placements, as there is very little maintenance required for our outdoor herd.

Latest News

Smiles at South of England Show

Oaklands Pigs did well again at the South of England show this year.

Winning Tamworth Champion and both the Male and Female Champion in the Saddleback classes

 

 

 

Teghan the Tamworth, born in July 2018 won best Tamworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominic, our saddleback boar, born in January this year, was Male Saddleback Champion

 

 

 

 
 

   

 

Bonnie, a four year old Saddleback Sow, won Female Champion and went on to win overall Saddleback Champion. 

We were pleased that she also went down to the last 6 pigs in the interbreed championship for Best in Show

 

Reserve Champion at Surrey

Lexie the Landrace won her class at the Surrey show and went on to win Reserve Champion at the show. She behaved impeccably in the ring unlike our January born gilt who took Jo for a run around the ring.

Course Photos

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Meeting the piglets

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Trixie the Tamworth says hello !

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The Course room

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Meeting the breeding boar

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Meeting the outdoor Herd

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Everyone gets hands on