Surrey Docks Farm is home to five ginger spotty grower pigs, this breed is called Oxford Sandy & Black. The growers were born at another farm and came here at 8 weeks old in early November 2017. The two females will stay here as our breeding sows and are called Winnie and Marmalade. The three boars will go for meat when older.
Our female pigs are currently living together in our pig housing by the fields in one corner of the Farm. Thanks to generous funding from Veolia, Southwark Council, Lusso and the Worshipful Company of Farmers we installed this wonderful new pig housing in winter 2016.
The Oxford Sandy & Black pig, sometimes referred to as the “Plum Pudding or Oxford Forest Pig”, has existed for around 300 years and is one of the oldest British pig breeds. The breed is noted for its many qualities, particularly their excellent temperament and great mothering abilities.