• Due to a year on year increase in costs to the society it was decided at this years AGM that we will increase UK membership to £18, this is following a number of years without increase. This small increase will allow the society to provide the same great service to members it always has going forward.

    It has also been decided due to increased postage and administration costs all new non-UK memberships will increase to £25.

    I would like to apologise that there has been very little notice to this increase, but due to a technical glitch some of you may have already been notified via PayPal of the increase.

    Therefore, the increase will take effect at your next membership renewal, those of you who already have pre-approved PayPal payments do not need to do anything.

  • The Annual General Meeting (AGM) for The British Kunekune Pig Society (BKKPS) will be held on Saturday 28th September 2019 at the: Bells Hotel, Lords Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8BE

    The current itinerary for the day is as follows:

    13:00 Arrival and coffee etc.

    13:30 AGM

    15:30 Refreshments.

    Subject to change.

    We look forward to seeing many of you there

  • UNCONFIRMED SWINE DYSENTERY – ADVICE TO MEMBERS

    You may be aware that this week’s annual Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate – along with a number of smaller shows – has cancelled all their pig classes due to an as yet unconfirmed case of swine dysentery at another show.

    The British Pig Association (BPA) is fully supportive of the decision which was taken by the Yorkshire Agriculture Society in conjunction with their vets.

    An investigation into the unconfirmed case is ongoing but the risk of bringing so many pigs together prior to the conclusion of that investigation was deemed to be too great. In Ireland meanwhile, all pig shows have also been cancelled due to what is perceived to be a risk from African Swine Fever.

    The British Kunekune Pig Society (BKKPS) will update members when we have further information to share with you but in the meantime we would ask all members to be especially mindful of our normal bio security measures such as provision of foot dips and caution over unnecessary pig movements. We would stress that the case is still unconfirmed but we believe taking all possible bio security measures at this time is in the best interests of members’ pigs and also for those of  other breeders.

    Anyone with any queries on bio security can contact the Society and we will respond as a matter of urgency.