Church Farm is currently playing host to three Gloucestershire Old Spots (GOS) pigs. They are living in Home Field at present and appear to be settling in nicely.
The GOS breed is the oldest pedigree spotted pig breed in the world. It is noted for its characteristic black spots and large lop ears that hang in front of its face. The breed was originally developed in the Berkley Vale of Gloucestershire during the 1880s. The pigs would typically live in orchards and eat any left over apples.
The GOS is known for its docility, hardiness, and suitability for non-intensive systems. For further information, see http://www.gospbc.co.uk/.