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

Reserve Best in Show at South of England

Another great show for Oaklands Pigs. Three best of Breeds and Reserve Best in show.

First up was our big old spot sow GRETCHEN who won her class and then went on to win Best Old Spot

Then came TALA the July born tamworth who won the AOV Traditional Class and went on to win Best Tamworth

And last but not least, NANCY the Saddleback born in January this year, took Best Saddleback.

On the second day, GRETCHEN then won Reserve Best in Show in the Interbreed Competition.

Then NANCY surprised us by winning this Southern Heat of the Young Pig of the Year competition which entitles her to go to the finals in Malvern in September. The first time we have entered this competition.

So quite a haul of rosettes to show for our efforts.


2023 Show Season off to a flying start

Heathfield show 27th May 2023

Lots of prizes at the Heathfield show.

Tala – the July 2022 Tamworth won her July Gilt class and went on to win RESERVE BEST IN SHOW

Gaby – the January 2023 born Old Spot won her class of 12 and was best Old Spot

Nancy – the January 2023 born Saddleback was 2nd to Gaby in the class of 12 and was best Saddleback






Trixie the Tamworth says hello !


The breeding boar


Meeting the outdoor Herd


Getting hands on