Having fallen completely in love with this powerful and impressive breed at a livestock show, the Chiltern Pietrain herd was established in 2020 following the brave decision to import two in-pig gilts and a young boar from Belgium.

Having researched genetics in depth, it was felt it would be better to import direct from the home of the breed in order to establish highly sort after family lines. So after a trip to Christopher Vancompernolle and family to view his Van De Blomberg herd, the new arrivals made their way across the sea to Chiltern.  



The first two foundation females were Blomberg  BE193P150 and Blomberg BE193P153, more affectionally known at home as Tabitha and Tallula.  

Emma 150 produced us six piglets by Blomberg Rembrant BE173P860, while Emma 153 gave us nine piglets by Blomberg Ukode BE193P214. 

We were so pleased with the piglets, we kept four females within the herd.

Boars from the original imports and matings thereafter continue to go into both commercial and AI units as well as pedigree herds.    


Included in the first purchase from Belgium was our incredibly handsome and stylish junior herd sire, Blomberg BE193P214, or Jurgen as he is known at home. With his tremendous carcass characteristics and fantastic nature, we feel so fortunate to have been able to purchase such a great example of the breed.


On the 28th of December 2020 we added to the herd with the importation of four more female piglets from the Blomberg herd; three of which are by Blomberg Rembrant BE173P860, the sire of Tabitha’s piglets, while another is by an outcross sire Blomberg Vivaan. 

After a hard few years of Brexit, Covid19 and the new importation rules, it was looking tricky to get new genetics to the U.K. but we refused to give up trying. 

January 2023 saw the safe arrival of four new animals. Family lines which have never touched U.K. soil… until now!  Head over to the ‘NEWS’ tab to find out more details! 


 Our pigs are raised to the highest of standards working closely with our vets on all areas of housing, diet and husbandry and they complement the other areas of the livestock business with piglets proving to be excellent time wasters!