About Gloucestershire Old Spots PigsAbout Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs

In the verdant landscapes of Gloucestershire County, England, roam the iconic Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, affectionately known as GOS hogs. Revered for their gentle demeanor, keen intellect, and remarkable fertility, these hogs epitomize the epitome of pastoral elegance and agricultural prowess.

With boars boasting a mature weight of 600 lbs (272 kg) and sows reaching 500 lbs (227 kg), Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs command attention with their substantial stature and robust physique. Predominantly adorned in a pristine white coat adorned with distinctive black spots, these pigs exude an air of timeless elegance and rustic charm that captivates onlookers.

Integral to their heritage is the requirement of at least one black spot on the body for acceptance into the esteemed registry, a testament to the breed's rich history and adherence to traditional standards. Renowned for their maternal instincts, Gloucestershire Old Spots sows exhibit unparalleled dedication in nurturing large litters of piglets on lush pastures, embodying the essence of nurturing care and maternal excellence.

Embraced by farmers seeking to cultivate sustainable and diversified operations, Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs stand as paragons of self-sufficiency and adaptability. Their tranquil disposition and innate ability to thrive in pasture-based systems make them invaluable assets to agricultural endeavors, embodying the timeless allure of heritage breeds and the enduring spirit of Gloucestershire's pastoral heritage.

Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs Associations

Gloucestershire Old Spots of America Inc Gloucestershire Old Spots of America Inc - www.gosamerica.org

The British Pig Association The British Pig Association - www.britishpigs.org.uk