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Pigs and smallholding have been my passion for the past 12 years. I started off by breeding Gloucester Old Spots, but then moved onto Oxford Sandy and Blacks, Large Blacks and Tamworths. Along with my husband I ran the Bidgiemire Pig Co for 9 years before taking a back seat to concentrate on my fledgling journalistic career. I believe very strongly in urban pig keeping and many of our customers are people who have a large garden and live in a suburban area. I have appeared on tv and radio in connection with keeping pigs including Sky, BBC and ITV as well as appearing on programmes abroad. I now organise pig features for agricultural shows as well as speaking at relevent events including the very first Scottish Smallholder show. My articles can be found in Farmers Guardian, HomeFarmer, Smallholder Magazine, Practical Pigs as well as local and national newspapers. I have recently bought over from Holland the very first Meishan breed of pigs to be seen in the country for over 25 years. My intention is to breed and establish a british herd.