Pig Paradise Farm and Pig Perfect

The Home of all the Rare Pig Breeds



E-MAIL FROM EX COURSE MEMBER SAYS IT ALL

From: Nigel Eaton
Date: 18 November 2012 19:17
Subject: Thank you!
To: Tony York <tonyyork@pigparadise.com>

Hello Tony,

Many, many thanks for your advice on the phone the other day, we did what you suggested and he'd settled in just fine.

I wrote this the other day:  Please feel free to use any of that on your website, if you think it would be useful.

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Meeting Tony York can be fraught with danger.

Sharon, my wife, booked us onto a Pig Paradise one day course. We thought it would be a fun day out, and instructive. But people like us can't keep pigs, obviously. I mean, be serious!

We spent a really fun day with Tony and Carron. About an hour in, we glanced at each other. We, I am sure, both had odd expressions on our faces.

It had dawned on us that people like us CAN keep pigs. An hour later it was more "People like us MUST keep pigs".

Tony demystifies the whole business of pig-keeping (and he's very insistent that it IS a business, keeping pigs should not cost money). What he doesn't know about pigs can be written in large letters on a particularly small piglet.

Suffice to say that a couple of years on, we're bringing our fourth set of pigs to finished weight, and we've eaten the best meat we've EVER tasted. We seem to have lots of hungry friends, too...

Tony and Carron don't just cast you loose at the end of the day and send you on your way. They say they'll be there if and when you need advice and they absolutely are. When you're standing in a field looking at a pig, you've Googled and you're SURE she has Batavian Tick Fever and only has seconds to live, a panicky phone call to Pig Paradise reveals that she's just a bit thirsty. Phew! Backup like that is worth the price of admission all on its own.

If you're toying with the idea of a Pig Paradise course, toy no more. Go. You'll have a great day out, learn a huge amount and have a superb lunch!
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Thanks again,

Nigel & Sharon

FINAL PLACES AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR COURSES (16TH DECEMBER- JANUARY 6TH - PLUS FURTHER 2013 COURSE DATES) SEND FOR ILLUSTRATED INFORMATION PACK ....2012 with all the doom and gloom it is fast becoming very clear that the following three things matter more than anything else... 1. The quality of life we live....there is more to life than simply work....work.....work and nothing else only to find out too late that quality of life we lead is not what it should be with stress and ill health taking over your life..... 2. The quality of the food we eat and feed our children.....it is not just a case of eating for eatings sake but much more a case of 'where does our food come from?' and 'How are the animals we keep and breed really fed and kept?'..... 3. How we all survive the 'Credit Crunch' .....without falling into an abyss of gloom and despondency. It is so much better to live life with a smile on your face

GREAT NEWS FOR ALL PIG LOVERS

BETTER THAN EVER CENTRAL COURSE VENUE
Pig Paradise have run courses in some great venues over the years from Wales to Derbyshire………from Staffordshire to Wiltshire but now are delighted to announce what is without a doubt one of the most exciting venue ever. Great Pigs, great location and above all a perfect setting. Along with other venues a number of courses will be held at this amazing location.

Simply e-mail – tonyyork@pigparadise.com or telephone 07817 491143 for an
illustrated ‘Information Pack’

Dates and vacancies now available

(07817 491143 or e-mail tonyyork@pigparadise.com)

 

REMEMBER
'HAPPINESS IS PIG SHAPED'
MAKE THIS YEAR A YEAR TO REMEMBER

 

Make THIS year when the expression ‘a life changing experience’ applies to you and give yourself a year to remember forever.

GIVE YOURSELF A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

Put the pressure of work and life behind you

Or

GIVE YOURSELF A DAY OUT THAT HAS BENEFITS AS WELL AS ENJOYMENT

  Learn how Rare Breed pigs can help you beat the ‘Credit Crunch’ and have fun at the same time

Or

KNOW WHERE YOUR MEAT COMES FROM

 a ‘Mouth Watering Eating Experience’ for your freezer

Or

GIFT VOUCHERS

To present to someone special

Or

BOOK A COURSE FOR SOMEONE

A Special personalised ‘Gift Pack’ individually prepared

Or

HELP SAVE THE RARE BREEDS

A way to do something worthwhile and make a profit

Or

LEARN HOW TO KEEP A ‘PET’ PIG

Make a friend for life ‘A pig treats you as an equal’

Or

SPEND TIME WITH THE PIGS HAVING THE BEST

MOST ENJOYABLE, ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE

DAY YOU HAVE EVER HAD

HAPPINESS IS 'PIG SHAPED'

SO HAVE A REALLY HAPPY YEAR - BUT DO IT PROPERLY

'Happiness is Pig Shaped' and with just a little bit of land and a desire to have a better quality of life
anyone can add a little bit of the 'good life' to what may have been much more of an existence rather than a life

So don't miss the opportunity to make this year your year of the pig and improve both your quality of life, the food you put in your mouth and at the same time learn how to make small scale pigkeeping with Rare Breeds both
'cost effective' and 'profitable'

..............Learn more in a day than many Rare Breed pig keepers learn in a lifetime.................................and do it with a smile on your face................Course dates are now available (See Course dates and vacancies) and following a difficult two years Tony York is now back and with Carron making sure that all courses are as inspiring and entertaining as ever
.

Just a few of the very happy people that have joined us over the last 12 months

BY THE LOOK ON THEIR FACES THEY PROVE THAT 'HAPPINESS IS PIG SHAPED'

Daily Telegraph Article (Saturday 28th June 2008)

Check it out - Course Members Success

(Please click the link below)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/main.jhtml?xml=/education/2008/06/28/farecession28.xml

THE SITE FOR RARE BREED PIG LOVERS

WHERE HAPPINESS IS PIG SHAPED

If you are interested in pigs then this is the site for you. Whether you keep pigs yourself, are thinking about keeping pigs or just love pigs because they are such intelligent, friendly and adorable animals we hope that you will visit this site often. You may even want to visit our farm in person. At 'Pig Paradise' we keep a total of nine different breeds of pig which we selectively breed according to demand. These include the seven British rare breeds that are recognised by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) and the very popular 'Oxford Sandy & Black' that is known as a 'reconstituted breed' plus the New Zealand 'Kune Kune'. We are also very pleased to announce that the ‘Curly Coated’ pigs we brought in from Austria and Hungary (see above) are all being herd book registered by the British Pig Association using the final herd book names used by the ‘Lincolnshire Curly Coat’ – A fantastic idea that came about after much research by Marcus Bates (Chief Executive BPA). It has been a long and sometimes difficult task organising the herd book and registration due to difficulties confirming ear tag numbers with the Austrians and Hungarians during a period when Tony York has been seriously ill in hospital but it has been worth it in the end.

Take a look at the whole site by using the index below

Click on the links listed below to visit our other web pages

Special one day courses on rare breed pigs, rearing traditional pig breeds and pig keeping................MORE INFORMATION

READ ABOUT WORLD WIDE SUCCESSES FROM PREVIOUS COURSES – ALL WITH NO PREVIOUS PIGKEEPING EXPERIENCE

Free advice/Enquiry form
Our Breeds. Weaners, stock boars and pure bred pigs always available. Rare and minority breeds.
Traditional wooden Pig Arks with floors and doors in four sizes ...... NEW INFORMATION

NEW BOOK BY TONY YORK – ‘GET STARTED IN PIG KEEPING’ – HODDER AND STAUGHTON……………AVAILABLE IN ALL GOOD BOOK STORES AND VIA THE INTERNET (AMAZON ETC.)……..WHAT A GREAT NEW YEAR gift to add to a course booking!!! Over thirty years of pigkeeping experience.

Some new photographs from our previous courses - many taken by course members themselves so if you come don't forget your camera. Take a look and see how much people on our courses enjoy themselves............NEW PHOTOGRAPHS

Daily Mail Article by Tom Parker Bowles;
Eat in, pig out: Why you DON'T want to see how a factory-farmed pig gets the chop

Course pictures with 'Happy people & Happy pigs'. ........
..........NEW PICTURES

How 'Pig Paradise' first started
Some great links to other sites

Pig Paradise imports spectacular new Breed...1st in UK for 34 years............An amazing story

Please contact us to get your full information pack

PLUS 'Gift Pack' details

07817 491143


PIG PERFECT - BEST PIGKEEPING DAY OUT EVER

LEARN MORE ABOUT PIGS AND PIGKEEPING IN A DAY THAN MOST PEOPLE LEARN IN A LIFETIME

NEW PERMANENT EVEN MORE CENTRAL VENUE

As well as the plans that ‘Pig Paradise’ has in place to go ‘On Tour’ they still have a more central venue they will be based at for most of the year holding regular courses centrally as well as going ‘on the road’.

This central perfect location in a truly fantastic setting is easy to get to no matter where you live. If you come from the West Midlands, London, the Home Counties, East Anglia, Yorkshire, the East Midlands, the North West or Central England travelling from such locations is a comfortable day trip although many course members in these areas, as do those from abroad and further distances, combine a fabulous course day amongst the Rare Breed Pigs with a short weekend break in a most beautiful part of the UK recharging their batteries with a week-end never to be forgotten.

IS YOUR TOWN or COUNTY or COUNTRY LISTED HERE ?

(Maybe someone you know has been on a course!)

Some of the places people have come from to attend these remarkable courses in the last 18 months

Aberdeen, Alcester, Amersham, Aintree, Alford, Arundel, Ashford, Andover, Australia, Beach, Belvedere, Berry Hill, Biggar, Bisley, Bristol, Brakefield, Bridgnorth, Biggleswade, Billingshurst, Basildon, Basingstoke, Bolney, Boxford, Bookham, Bournemouth, Bungay, Bramley, Bratton, Bradford on Avon, Braunton, Bromsgrove, Broxbourne, Bushy, Bycross, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Coventry, Canterbury, Cloobury Mortimer, Cambridge, Cardeston, Canada, Cobton Bath, Cockermouth, Colchester, Crockham Hill, Crowborough, Croydon, Chobham, Chatsworth, Chalfont St. Peter, Chippenham, Churchstoke, Cuddington, Cricklade, Dumfries, Derby, Devizes, Diddlebury, Dereham, Donnington, Dorking, Eversham, Eydon, Eye, Exford, Eire, Eastoft, Eastville, Elkington, Esher, Fordham, Frome, Galhampton, Germany, Gloucester, Glasgow, Goudhurst, Gravesend Gravenhurst, Ghana, Glastonbury, Grately, Great Barr, Great Waldingfield, Hull, Holmfirth, Horsham, High Peak, Hillsborough (NI), Honiton, Hook, Henley in Arden, Harpenden, Harwarden, Horley, Harrow on the Hill, Hayling Island, Hazelmere, Helston, Hereford, Haxton, Ibstone, Isle of Man, Ilkeston, Ibthorpe, Ireland, Ingatestone, Ipswich, Kendal, Kelso, Kingstone Blount, Kings Lynn, Leamington Spa, Locherbie,Llanynydd, Llangoed, Lampeter, Llanfechain, Longfirld, Littlehampton, Lancing, Lymington, Lynchmere, Leighton Buzzard, Lichfield, Latton, Lavington, London (SW11, W2, E1, SW1, N19, N1, E14, SE5, SE19, N7, SE1, NW2, N10, SW14, SW4), Milton, Mytholmroyd, Michleover, Marlock, Mold, Martin Hill, Martley, Macclesfield, Market Harborough, Market Drayton, Mitcham, Middlesborough, Mow Cop, Marlborough, Milton Keynes, Nigeria, Nailsworth, Nantgaredig, Northampton, New Zealand, North Petherton, Newbury, Netherfield, North Marsden, Otley, Oldham, Otterbourne, Portugal, Penarth, Pencader, Pwllheli, Penn, Petworth, Pewsey, Potterne, Prestatyn, Radstock, Richmond, Ringwood, Retford, Redditch, Redruth, Romford, Reigate, Ross on Wye, Rudgwick, Rushden, South Africa, Sark - Channel Islands, Stroud, Sandford St Martin, Skipton, Sheffield, Slinfold, South Alkham, Swansea, Seddlecombe, Salisbury, Sandbach, South Nutfield, Scotland, Staines, Sutton, Shere, Sedgefield, Stanstead Abbot, Stedham, Stewkley, Stoke on Trent, Sutton Coldfield, Sturminster, St.Albans, Swindon, Thame, Tunbridge Wells, Tadley, Titmarsh, Tipton, Thetford, Tongham, Twickenham, Twynn, Upper Swanmore, Usk, Waltham Abbey, Warlingham, Winchcombe, Wittersham, Wales, Wantage, Woolwich, Welshpool, West Hoathley, Winchester, Wembdon, Wendover, Westerham, Weston-Super-Mare, Wincanton, Woodford, Walgrave, Warminster, Wrangle, Wimbourne, Winterbourne Stickland, Watford, West Lavington, West Ashton, Westbury, Woodborough, Woodstock. Wymington, Yately.

Quite clearly when a day out is this good it doesn't matter where you come from

    Tony York

  • Tel. 01380 723113



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