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Back the Berkshire



Friend of the PGWS and Berkshire Pig breeder Chris Coe was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 6th November 2006 about a plan to provide a sperm and egg bank for rare breeds. Sounds like the raw ingredients for a farce, but would Plum have approved of sex rearing its ugly head in a Blandings novel? Click here to listen to Chris Coe on the Today Programme (requires Real Player); Click here to read a BBC news article on the overall plan.


Click here for a BBC online article about the Berkshire pig the Society sponsors in Suffolk


Click here for an eight-page summary of the Back the Berkshire campaign


Click here to listen to a clip from the "Today" programme on Radio 4 about the campaign (but note this is a 2.2MB file and will take several minutes to download if you are not using a broadband connection)


See Clipboard for an article from The Times and Pick your own Pig for other Berkshire notices.


Click here for a report on the Royal Berkshire Show, September 2005.


Followers of the Archers (an everyday story of country folk) will have noted with special pleasure that Ed Grundy has added a Black Berkshire to his "farm". Are any rural Wodehousians able and willing to follow his example?