The Tamworth originated in Ireland where they were known as “Irish Grazers”, being given that name due to the fact that they were such wonderful foragers. About 1812 Sir Robert Peel, being impressed with the characteristic of these hogs imported some of them to his estate at Tamworth, England. It is from this place they derived their name. An English authority, who calls it the “Mahogany” or “Grizzly” pig, says it was extensively bred in several of the midland counties of England early in the nineteenth century. When the droves were mainly kept in the woods and forests. They are not a composite breed, and are thought by many to be one of the oldest and purest breeds in Britain.
Look for upcoming news on Tamworth Swine Association's participation in the Junior Purebred Swine Association.
Over 3,000 juniors from 46 states across the nation are members of Team Purebred. Team Purebred offers opportunities to members ages 21 and under through national and regional junior shows, leadership events, and educational contests.
Tamworth Queens 2012-2013
I’m hoping that everyone has had a great start to 2012. I’m excited to hear how everyone’s farrowing is going. I would like to thank those who attended the 2011 National Show and Sale. If you haven’t been able to join us in the past, I hope that you’ll make plans to attend in 2012. The show and sale will be held in Greencastle, Indiana. The banquet will be held Saturday September 1st with the show and sale held on Sunday, Sep. 2nd.
We will again have a junior show on September 2nd. Prize money will be awarded to the top 3 placing gilts in each class with additional money awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion overall. We will also offer showmanship classes starting with Pee Wees up to Seniors. Gilts shown in the Junior Show cannot be shown in the Breeding Show and will not be eligible for the sale.
Exciting news for the Junior members in 2012. The Tamworths have been asked to join Team Purebred at their Summer Type Conference National Jr. Summer Show, held June 27 to June 30 in Springfield, Illinois. This is a FUN and EDUCATIONAL experience for our youth. Watch the Tamworth website, www.TamworthSwine.org and the Team Purebred website, www.TeamPurebred.com for more information.
I look forward to seeing everyone at sales this spring and shows this summer.
David LaFollette, President
Tamworth Swine Association's Youth participate in Team Purebred.
Saturday September 1st
Putnam Inn Restaurant
SHOW & SALE
Sunday September 2nd
Putnam County Fairgrounds
US 231 North, Greencastle, IN
The Tamworth Swine Association will hold the Annual Meeting & Banquet on Saturday, September 1st at the Putnam Inn Restaurant with Social Hour 6:00—6:30pm, followed by Dinner at 6:30pm. The following day, the Show & Sale will take place beginning at 12 noon concluding with the sale at 5:00pm. The Show & Sale will take place at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, US 231 North, Greencastle, Indiana.
FEES FOR REGISTRATION (Effective Sept. 1, 2011)
• All-in-one litter registration animals up to 90 days (Members) • $20.00
• All-in-one litter registration animals up to 90 days (Non-Members) • $25.00
• All-in-one litter registration animals after 90 days (Members) • $35.00
• All-in-one litter registration animals after 90 days (Non-Members) • $40.00
• Each transfer (any sale, except pigs in dam) including all transfers on original application • $3.00
• Duplicate Certificate of Registration • $3.00
• Changing name of recorded animal • $3.00
• Transfer forms - (or download free on-line) 25 for $2.00
• All-in-one litter registration Form - (or download free on-line) 20 for $5.00
• Life Membership Fee • $10.00
• Transfer of Membership • $1.00
• Annual Maintenance Fee (due January 1st every year) • $25.00
TAMWORTH — BREEDERS DIRECTORY — 2012
Dennis Farms – Greg and Janie Dennis • 1582 CR 852 • Ranburne, AL 36273 • (770) 862-7379 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Valley Farm • Lynn Thompson • 638 County Road 367 • Trinity, AL 35673 • (256) 476-4177
JK Heritage Farm LLC • Jeff Price • 6545 County Road 59 • Moulton, AL 35650 • (256) 974-3719
Harris, Ted • 81 S. Corinth Road • Ash Flat, AR 72513-9659
Knapp, Duane • 305 Price Ford Road • Heber Springs, AR 72543 • (501) 728-3345
Wulf, LW, DVM • P.O. Box 8178 • Marysville, CA 95901 • (530) 743-8005
Samantha and I decided to put together a float in the Lafayette Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas parade in the state of Indiana. We won first place in our catagory. Everyone came up to us asking us about the breed of Tamworths and we were very happy to tell them about the breed and the Tamworth Association that we have. This year Samantha and I have had a lot of fun times and we are very proud to represent the Tamworth Association and we hope that we can do it again and keep promoting the breed to other people so that our breed will become the best that it can be. We hope to see many of you at the National show this year as well! — Courtney Gulick
The Tamworth Swine Association Inc.
2012 Officers and Directors
• David LaFollette, President • 9680 East 550 North, Darlington, IN 47940
Phone: 765-794-0203 • Email: DLafollette@TamworthSwine.org
• Tom Fenton, Vice President • 200 Centenary Road, Winchester, OH 45697
Phone: 937-695-0014 • Email: TFenton@TamworthSwine.org
• Shirley R. Brattain, Secretary/Treasurer • 621 N 850 W, Greencastle, IN 46135-7771
Phone: 765-653-4913 • Email: SBrattain@TamworthSwine.org
This year we are once again lucky to have two Tamworth Queens. We appreciate having these young ladies to inform the public about the Tamworth Breed of pigs. They both exhibit their Tamworth pigs at their County Fairs and also at the Indiana State Fair. They also help with the activities of the Tamworth Breed.
"We are a pasture based farm."
Tamworth, Chester Whites, Large Black
Breeding Stock, Show Pigs, Gourmet Pork
Harvey E. Work, Jr.
N5435 Pine Road, Eden, WI 53019
920-579-1544 • email@example.com
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