Showing Advice Please!!!

All about shows and showing of kunekune pigs.
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misslux
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Showing Advice Please!!!

Post by misslux » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:07 pm

Hi all,
I am still quite new to kunekune's, but after attending the kunekune show last month, i would love to give showing a go!
So basically, what does pig showing involve? What gear do i need? And which shows hold kunekune classes?
Any advice appreciated! I am used to showing horses - but pigs are totally different!!!!
Thanks

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Post by wendy scu » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:02 pm

all you eed is a board and stick, white coat and a pig!!
the list of shows holding classes, the entry deadlines and contact details are always on the events page of this site.
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Post by misslux » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:54 pm

Thanks,
so what licence do i need? is it the normal movement one or is there a special one for shows?
If i took my pig to a show, would that then put me on a stand still like other movements?

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Post by wendy scu » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:15 pm

you use and ordinary movement licence and yes, you will be on standstill for 21 days when you get home from a show.
All pigs attending a show have to be eartagged regardless of age - even tiny piglets if you're showing a sow and litter.

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Post by misslux » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:34 am

Thanks.
This leads to another question - my sows (who are nearly 3yrs old) do not have ear tags!? I think i read on here before that i should have been given them when i bought them from the previous owners? I am able to just go and buy replacements??

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Post by wendy scu » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:13 pm

you can order replacement tags with the ear tag number off their pedigree

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Post by ambriel » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:13 pm

Does it have to be an official agricultural show or can it be any show, like our annual village gala, for an ordinary movement order to be sufficient?

We're in Scotland, btw.

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Post by wendy scu » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:41 pm

the laws are different in scotland but i think it is still just a movement licence

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Post by ambriel » Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:20 am

Thanks Wendy, I'll check with the powers that be and add their response to this thread - probably useful to others.

Scotland is a bit different - you can't get a walking permit here, I believe.

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Post by wendy scu » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:31 am

i have a friend in Scotland who has 'normal' pigs and she will know if you get stuck

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Post by Di » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:33 am

I'm not sure about this but we were asked to take kunekunes to a local farm for the Open Farm Sunday. However as it was not a registered agricultural show I would have had to leave the pigs there for the 20 day standstill and then another 20 day standstill on returning home. I would imagine a local village gala would be the same.

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Post by wendy scu » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:48 pm

i do local shows and have done them on a special licence which the show has to apply for so they don't have the 20 day standstill but you or i still incur it when we get home

not sure about scotland though

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Post by ambriel » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:28 pm

Hmmm useful information. As luck would have it I'll be helping organise the gala so will look into whether we can get a license.

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