British lop

British lop

n
(Breeds) a breed of large white pig with large drooping ears, originating from Wales, Cumberland, and Ulster. Former name: long white lop-eared
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On the 105-acre farm, they rear rare breed pigs such as Oxford Sandy and Black, Gloucestershire Old Spot and British Lop, along with wild boar crosses.
The show will also see the arrival of some of Britain's rarest breeds, including the Tamworth, Large Black and British Lop.
Also at the show was British Lop producer Derek Harrison, from Carmel, Caernarfon, who cut sow numbers from six to two when his box scheme nosedived.
With help from mum Rachel, of Raglan, Monmouthshire, her 23-month-old British Lop sow took the supreme sash.
The unwanted whey from the manufacturing process goes to feed at rare British Lop pigs at nearby Broadwas.
TOP AND RIGHT: The crowds enjoy the colourful spectacle of camel racing, care of Joseph''s Amazing Camels from Shipton-on-Stour ABOVE: The huge crowds enjoy the big show LEFT: Seven-yearold Jennie Matthews travelled all the way from Scarborough to show her British Lop pig.
There are only 21 Vaymol cows and 60 Boreray sheep ewes left and only a few hundred British Lop pig, Irish Moiled cattle and Castlemilk Moorit sheep.
Other rare breeds to have been destroyed include herds of Chillingham Cattle, Wiltshire Horn Sheep, British Lop Pigs, Wensleydale Sheep, Large Black Pigs and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs.
This includes Aberdeen Angus Limousin beef, Texel Suffolk lamb, Gloucester Old Spot and British Lop pork.
Pigs - British lop champion: Mr and Mrs Julian Collings Launceston, Cornwall.

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