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 25 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 Tamworths, Old Spots and Kune Kune. We have also kept Middle Whites, Welsh, Oxford Sandys, Berkshires, Large Whites, Landrace, Large Blacks and Mangalitzas in the past. With rising costs we have recently reduced the number of animals at the farm and now only keep one or two of each breed (Saddleback, Tamworth, Old Spot) as 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 the South of England Show

Another successful show for Oaklands Pigs

Our Old Spot Sow GABY and our July Gilt GISELLE both won their classes and GISELLE went on to win Best of Breed

In the Saddleback Camp our January Gilt AUDREY won her class and went on to win the Reserve Best of Breed

Under a different judge the following day AUDREY also won the heat of the Young Pig of the Year which entitles her to go to the championship in Malvern in September.

Stunning Start to Show Season








Great results at the Heathfield Show on 25th May 2024.

We took 4 pigs, three saddlebacks and an old spot.

The July 2023 saddleback won her class with the old spot coming in a close second.

Then the January 2024 saddleback sisters also took 1st and 2nd in their class.

So two of our saddlebacks in the Supreme Championship, which was eventually won by our July Saddleback Agatha





Trixie the Tamworth says hello !


The breeding boar


Meeting the outdoor Herd


Getting hands on