Bert is very happy this Christmas

Bert

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came to this holding in August as a gift from the dear friends who inspired us to this life.

He came with his consort, Spot.

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Before they came to us they  had happy times together and had produced two happy litters of happy piglets (we have one in our freezer right now).

But Bert had a hidden past.  Bert was his cover name – his true identity was Peartreefarm Dominator 37 and he has a family tree to prove it:

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Now the people who keep records like that are the Keepers of The Herd Book and are Very Strict.  The Blood Lines have to be pure; the identities have to be verified.  Since Bert had been operating off the radar in recent times, he had been declared homeless and also DEAD:

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To bring him back to life and satisfy the Keepers of The Herd Book seemed very hard – the notches cut in his ears soon after birth

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are not visible any more.  So he was told by a leading expert: “the crucial factor is what is in your ear. As we have the boar details as NOTCH 37 then clearly 37 should be shown by 3 positions in your ear having been notched. If these are not there then the trail immediately stops and you are just a pig and not a pedigree one.”

Bert was not that bothered – he was happy to have his eye on Spot

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And then today The Keeper Of The Herd Book sent Bert this communication:

“You can be put back into the herd book. Your notches may have out grown, you will always remain a registered boar.  You will be able to be used for breeding purposes. Hope this brightens your day and have a Happy Christmas.”

So although he loves Spot very much

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He wonders if he might also be able to have babies like these

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So to celebrate this he would like to share with you his Christmas card

Stephen and Beth Christms Card

and wish you a New Year full of happiness and piglets

 

 

 

 

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