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Moreton Show Press Release


The Chairman and Council of the Moreton Show are delighted to announce that the Marquess of Salisbury, the President of the British Pig Association, will be attending the Moreton Pig Show this year and presenting the trophies after judging.

Mervyn Forster and Julia Sibun, the organisers of the Pig Show are anticipating a high number of entries following the success of the Show in 2014.  The classes will include the judging of a number of traditional and modern pig breeds throughout the day including Gloucestershire Old Spot, Tamworth, Middle White, Large White, British Lop, Welsh & Landrace, Oxford Sandy and Black, Large Black, British Saddleback, Duroc, Hampshire and Berkshire.  The breed classes will culminate in the afternoon with the presentation of the Championship Trophy and Rosette to the Show Inter-Breed Champion and Reserve Champion.

In addition to the breed classes there will also be the Young Handler Classes with entries being taken on the day of the Show.

Further attractions for the visitors to the Pig Show will be the “Guess the Weight” Competition of the magnificent British Lop boar named “Pastie” owned by local young farmer James Brain, as well as watching the fun of the sows with their young litters in their pens.

The Oxford Sandy and Black Pig Society have once again announced that they will use the Show as a Qualifier for their Champion of Champions Competition taking place at the Royal Berkshire Show later in September this year.

The three eminent BPA Judges officiating the pig classes are Mr Phil Fowlie from Anglesey, Mr Robert Overend from Northern Ireland and Miss Hannah Rose from Somerset.

Julia Sibun commented “I am thrilled that we will have Lord and Lady Salisbury with us this year, supporting the Show and presenting the trophies, and I am anticipating a high number of entries across all the breeds”.

The Moreton Show takes place this year on Saturday 5th September.

For further information please contact:

Moreton Show Office on 01608 651 908



Julia Sibun on 01451 822 640 or 07974 778 806


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Burwharton Show

Thursday 6th August 2015


According to reports Burwharton have made a fabulous effort to encourage pig entrants with a dedicated marquee and show ring. There were no GOS at the 2014 show so it would be nice to get some there this year and it would be a good place to begin your showing experience.

PIGS – Judge – t.b.a.

  • Traditional Breeds
  • Modern Breeds
  • Commercials
  • Kune Kune 

Telephone: 01746 787535
Fax: 01746 787540
Email: click for show contact form

Mail: The Show Office, Burwarton, Bridgnorth WV16 6QJ, Shropshire.

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2015 GOSPBC Annual General Meeting

The 2015 GOSPBC Annual General Meeting will be on

Sunday 26th April 2015


 Standish Park Farm, Stonehouse, Nr Stroud Gloucestershire

at the kind invitations of

Mr & Mrs Jonathan Crump.

More details in Spring Spot Press and here on the website to follow.


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GOS Points Trophy Reminder


Did you show your GOS pigs last year? Yes. Then they can enter for the GOS Pig of the Year Award.

This is a points based competition and only pigs owned by club members can enter. You can download a form here GOSPBCPigoftheYearAwardPointsForm@2010-01-10T000000 

or please email the Spot Press office and one will be sent by return. One form is required per pig entered. So if you think you have a pig that may have sufficient points over the 2014 show season to compete for the prize do fill in a form.

Fill out the form and take careful note of the information printed on it. There are no points for Best Female etc.

Prizes shown in red ink on the form allow for points to be multiplied by two at the major county shows listed. Please return your completed form(s) to Judith Sims either by post to

Mrs Judith Sims President

Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders Club

The Coach House

Clevedon Riding Centre



BS21 7AG

 or e-mail by 31st January 2014 judithsims@btconnect.com

The prize of a trophy, sash and rosette will be presented at the AGM in April and an article about the winner will go in the summer issue of Spot Press.

Good Luck!


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On-line Store Closure

The Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders Club on-line store is closed until Spring 2015 when it will return with a new look and  a new range of merchandise. The Club thanks customers who have used the store and looks forward to welcoming them and new customers to the updated store next year. If you have any queries please use the ‘email the club’ link at the bottom right of the page.

The GOSPBC Committee 13/11/2014

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Membership Renewal Reminder

Dear GOSPBC Members

Subscriptions currently run October to October. If your membership remains unpaid by the 31st January 2015 it will be considered lapsed and you will be removed from the membership list and will not be entitled to any further benefits from the club.

If you are a life, honourary, already renewed or joined the club after 1st July 2014 member you need not read any further unless you need to change any information such as updating contact details which you can do by emailing gostreasurer@hotmail.com

Please check you are paying the correct membership fee for your type of membership, you may wish to change the category of membership see http://gos.rewweb.co.uk/the-club/membership/
Please check your standing orders to ensure the correct amount is being paid and make any necessary changes. If you are changing your member category please inform the Treasurer by email (gostreasurer@hotmail.com) or post to avoid any confusion. Also please advise any address, telephone, email etc changes so we can keep our records up to date and keep you informed about the club and its activities.
If you renew by standing order you don’t need to do anything.
If you pay annually by cheque you can send this to GOS Treasurer c/o Featherley Hall, Gloucester Road, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BG (please mark your envelope ‘renewal’ and make your cheque to GOSPBC) or you can go to the club website http://gos.rewweb.co.uk and pay by paypal or debit/credit card. If you wish to pay by BACS transfer from your bank please contact us for account details to send to.

Whichever method you use please don’t delay.
Please note the email address for all communications regarding membership is  gostreasurer@hotmail.com
Please send to junk mail or delete the old email address gostreasurer@aol.com as this is now defunct and no longer in use

Any member of the committee will be glad to help with any queries you may have.
Thank you
Yours faithfully
Helen Lightfoot
GOSPBC Treasurer & Membership Secretary


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Berkshire Show results 2014


Breed Champion – Mike Smith and Cosscoombe Primrose 2


Southern Champion – Mike Smith and Cosscoombe Princess 4


Reserve Champion – Judy Hancox and Buttsfarm Bluebell 402


Reserve Champion – Judy Hancox and Buttsfarm Bluebell 402

Breed Champion Smith, Mr Mike Cosscoombe Primrose 2
Reserve Barnfield, Mrs S Pebblesford Primrose
Boar after 1st January 2014 1st Dallaway, Mr A Trewint Sambo
Gilt born  after 1st September 2013 1st Barnfield, Mrs S Pebblesford Primrose
2nd Dallaway, Mr A Trewint Princess Freda 3
Gilt born after 1st July 2013 1st Smith, Mr Mike Cosscoombe Primrose 3
2nd Smith, Mr Mike Cosscoombe Princess 4
3rd Barnfield, Mrs S Pebblesford Dolly
  4th Lawrence, Mr I Hemsbrook Princess Joan
Gilt born after 1st January 2014 1st Barnfield, Mrs S Newent Star
2nd Barnfield, Mrs S Newent Sambo
Breeding Sow 1st Smith, Mr Mike Cosscoombe Primrose 2
2nd Barnfield, Mrs S Newent Princess
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Melton Mowbray show and sale

Report from Marlene Renshaw

Well certainly a lack of our favourite breed, only one boar entered and that didn’t sell. The prices for other breeds showed a reverse on last year with the most demand for the traditionals’ although the prices were fairly mediocre. Even though cereal prices are well down there seem few new breeders coming on line, maybe there should be a re-run of ‘The Good Life’ Just as a matter of interest there was far less poultry forward and they don’t eat as much, it will be interesting to see how York sale goes next month.

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Princess Royal to continue to be Patron

The Princess Royal was asked if she would consider extending her Patronage to the GOSPBC

The Princess Royal with Club Chairman, Judith Sims at last year’s AGM. Photo by Clive Renson

The Princess Royal with Club Chairman, Judith Sims at last year’s AGM. Photo by Clive Renson

Her Royal Highness replied that she would be delighted to extend her Patronage for a further five years and sends everyone at the Club her best wishes.

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