Focus on Pigs

This section contains GAP information leaflets, publications and resources that focus on pigs.

 

Please note: We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating all our publications and we cannot currently guarantee the accuracy of all the content. Please contact the GAP office if you have any queries or concerns.

RBST Watchlist 2011

RBST Watchlist 2011

The Rare Breed Survival Trust's Watchlist is the official record of the numbers of the UK's rare native livestock breeds. The annual RBST Watchlist monitors the registered adult breeding female numbers and vulnerability of over 90 native breeds. Population genetics and trends in breed density and distribution are also facts included in the assessment of breed endangerment.

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Pigs in Bracken Photo Study. Author: C. Randall, 2006

Pigs in Bracken Photo Study. Author: C. Randall, 2006

A 20pg photo-study on using pigs for land management on the Dunlossit estate on the island of Islay in Scotland. Uses colour photographs to chart the effects of grazing with pigs on a variety of habitats including heather moorland, woodland, and former rape fields, with particular reference to the use of pigs to control bracken encroachment. Chloe Randall is part of the Middle White Pig Trust. Chloe Randall (2006)

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GAP & Flora Locale Pigs for Land Management Workshop Proceedings 2009

GAP & Flora Locale Pigs for Land Management Workshop Proceedings 2009

This workshop discussed the use of pigs for land management and was held at the Wyre Forest, Bewdley in 2009 where a pilot project using pigs is being undertaken by the Grow with Wyre Landscape Partnership Scheme. The workshop is running again this year in October, please see the training page of the website for more details.

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