Oxford Sandy Black Pig Group Podcast

Oxford Sandy Black Pig Group Podcast

The OSBPG is a registered Charity - 1190469 (England & Wales) SC052662 (Scotland), Tune in for News, Information, Support and more from the Oxford Sandy Black Pig Group Foundation Charity


April 7, 2024 26 mins

In this episode Kim Brook catches up with Lisa Corcoran to see what she is doing a year on from winning the OSBPG Pig Excellence Award.

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In this episode Kim speaks to Katie and Matthew Cooper of South Paddocks, as they tell us their journey into the world of OSB Pork, and celebrate their recent OSBPG Pork Producer 2023 Award.

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Join us for an inspiring and heartwarming conversation with Eilidh and Lloyd Verstage as they share their incredible journey from a wedding photographer and a man with a Land Rover and a loyal Labrador to successful farmers and established rare breed OSB pork producers in Arngask, Perth, Scotland. In this uplifting episode, discover how their passion and determination led them to embark on a fulfilling and sustainable farming ventu...
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February 23, 2023 38 mins

Ryan O'Neill's commitment and drive makes his dreams come true.  The success of The Village Butcher in Ireland. 

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January 31, 2023 25 mins

Tune in as Andrew O'Shea interviews Mike and Jayne Carter (2022 OSBPG Pork Producer Award Winners) of Ryecroft Rare Breeds about their journey into setting up their own butchery to support their business and provide a service to local meat producers.

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January 3, 2023 19 mins

Tune in as Kim Brook reflects back on the vast array of achievements of the Oxford Sandy Black Pig Foundation Charity, its Supporter, friends and Advocates.

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Tune in for the regular updates and the replay of our recent talk "Around the world with ASF in 7 questions" with Vincent ter Beek. Vincent, Editor of Pig Progress and leading expert in ASF talks to us about the 7 key questions people are asking about ASF

You can view the slides for this event here

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September 23, 2022 75 mins

Tune in for the regular updates and the replay of our recent talk: Nicola Gumery and Lauren Dimmack (AHDB): eAML Update and Pig Transport Regulations, as they give us an update from Nicola on the eAML process etc, and Lauren talks to us about the pig transport regulations and registration.


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June 15, 2022 107 mins

Tune in for the replay of the Dom Charman event where he talks about

  • Factors affecting meat quality on-farm and in the abattoir.
  • The general slaughter process.
  • Traceability.
  • Slaughter impacts on meat qua...
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Kim visits Scrubditch Care Farm and Talks to Emma Costley-White about the OSB and therapeutic farm-based activities for adults and young people with  learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, and mental health problems.

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March 17, 2022 103 mins

Tune for the latest news from the charity, and we replay our March event on Sow Nutrition for Pregnancy, Farrowing, and Weaning with Victoria Phillips Bsc Msc. Victoria has worked in the animal feed industry for over 20 years.  Her qualifications and experience in all aspects  of feed production make her a leading advisor in nutrition, feed safety, and mill production to feed businesses and farmers.


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June 10, 2021 109 mins

In this episode, we hear the reply of the pig nutrition event we held in May 2021 where we were very lucky to have Victoria Philips (leading Pig Nutritionist) talk to us about feeding our pigs for efficiency, plus there's our regular news update with some info on our farrowing stats.

You can download the slides for Victoria presentation here 

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May 14, 2021 84 mins

In this episode we replay the AI talk with Lucia Gregson,a well-attended event with lots of great info on AI and pigs. Plus the usual news.

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April 18, 2021 60 mins

A replay of the charity event where we invited Emily Boyce from AHDB, who is one of their Pork Knowledge Exchange managers, to find out more about AHDB pork and how they help small scale producers like us. Plus regular news spot

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March 15, 2021 93 mins

In this podcast, we have a replay of the recent charity hosted event. OSBPG Supporter and Commerical Pig Vet Louise Blenkhorn talks to us about farrowing, from the days leading up, to when to intervene, Mastitis and much much more

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February 14, 2021 65 mins

In this episode, we replay the Scot EID talk with Bob Yuill and Josie Firth hosted in early February, plus usual news and upcoming events.

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January 23, 2021 70 mins

New year, a new season, we kick off with a replay of the OSPBG host eaml2/pig hub chat with Nicola Gumery, plus there's news on other events coming up, GSA change and a newsletter

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October 27, 2020 12 mins

In this episode we interview Zoe Owens (nee Kiss-Chinman) who's OSB's unearthed a world war IIo bomb, Zoe tells Kim how the event unfolded and the attention it drew from the village. Plus there's news on upcoming events and Halloween competition

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Kim brook speaks with Nicola Gummery (AHDB) who with her team manage the eAML2 systems including pig hub, medicine book online etc. 

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September 14, 2020 10 mins

The OSBPG Charity announces and provides details on its new Genetic Spread Allowance (GSA) Program. The GSA is a financial allowance to be awarded to the Oxford Sandy and Black Pig Group charity supporters to encourage the geographical spread and genetic selection of the OSB bloodlines within the UK*.


*Application required the application does not guarantee the award.

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