Featuring commissioned studio photography of fine breeds styled from snout to tail, the animals showcased here just love to hog the limelight. Top breeds from around the world are representedfrom the graceful Large Black to the aristocratic Tamworth and the much-traveled Kune-Kunewith graphic charts containing all the essential breed information. There's also a potted history of pigs, plus reportage photography of the behind-the-scenes primping and preening at the agricultural shows, to capture the care that is lavished on prizewinning pigs and the nail-biting judging process. This is a book to gladden the heart of pig-lovers the world over.
Packed with breed information, this is a unique gift guaranteed to make every reader feel, well, as happy as a pig in muck ...
The Ivy Press
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Series: Beautiful Animals
03 March 2020
Foreword Introduction HISTORIC BREEDS CHAMPION BREEDS EXOTIC BREEDS REPORTAGE Glossary Shows & Associations Acknowledgments Index
Andy Case is one of Britain's most well respected pig breeders, and has many years' experience specializing in rare breed pigs such as the Kune Kune, Middle White, and Oxford Sandy and Black. He and his wife currently keep a 25-sow herd of Oxford Sandy and Blacks, and 7 Kune Kune sows in their farm in Dorset. Andy was also one of the first breeders to import rare Kune Kune pigs into the UK from New Zealand in 1996.