July 28, 2016
Hogging the limelight! Burnham-On-Sea pig breeder celebrates success

A Burnham-On-Sea pig breeder is celebrating this week after winning several top awards for one of his animals at two agricultural shows.

More than 230,000 people converged on the Builth Wells showground over four days for the Royal Welsh Show to celebrate the very best of Welsh and British agriculture.

Burnham-On-Sea's Mike Smith, who is a regular trader at local farmers markets and the town's food festivals, won three first awards, including the top award for the best reserve traditional female class for his Gloucester Old Spot.

Mike told "We have done very well with this 200kg female pig - particularly as she hasn't been out all year. Our success continued at the Mid Devon Shaw at the weekend where we won a champion breed award."

The Royal Welsh Show, established originally as the Welsh National Agricultural Society in 1904, has grown to become a national institution loved not only with farmers but by the rural community.

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