Butchers must demonstrate that they can fully identify and seperate their approved GOS meat from other produce. Traditional Speciality Guaranteed LogoGloucestershire Old Spots Pork
Traditional Speciality Guaranteed
Awarded to the Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders Club
 
 

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Consumers must have confidence that when they buy some GOS meat, it is the genuine article.

Ensuring low stocking rates is important.

GOS are hardy enough to be kept outddors in winter providing they have wetherproof shelter and dry ground available

The Gloucestershire Old Spots breed of pig was awarded Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) status on 18th June 2010. This website is dedicated to providing all the information that anyone ?Consumers, the Meat Trade, Farmers & Producers, the Media and Students ?needs for a full understanding of what is involved and the implications.

Secretary of State for DEFRA, Caroline Spelman, announced the award of the TSG at the Three Counties Show on 18th June 2010. To her left is Club President, Dave Overton and on her right is t the Club's Secretary, Richard Lutwyche and with the GOS pig is the Vice-Chairman of the GOSPBC, Mrs Anne NichollsIn winter, outdoor GOS must have access to dry ground.

The TSG was awarded to the Gloucestershire Old Spots Pig Breeders?Club (GOSPBC) details of which can be found at www.oldspots.org.uk.

Right: Secretary of State for DEFRA, Caroline Spelman, announced the award of the TSG at the Three Counties Show on 18th June 2010. To her left is Club President, Dave Overton and on her right is t the Club's Secretary, Richard Lutwyche and with the GOS pig is the Vice-Chairman of the GOSPBC, Mrs Anne Nicholls

So: what is a TSG?: Click here for more information.

Producers of TSG GOS Pork Complying with the TSG Specification
The GOS Pig Breeders Club publishes the full database of approved breeders and herds. It is available here.

 

The 'grandfather' of the breed, George Styles, (right), inspecting some finishers. This pair of GOS pigs were prizewinners at the Smithfield Fatstock Show in 1929 for Jim Sherriff.

Left: The 'grandfather' of the breed, George Styles, (right), inspecting some finishers.
Above: This pair of GOS pigs were prizewinners at the Smithfield Fatstock Show in 1929 for Jim Sherriff.

 

   
  Footer graphic: GOS pig walking from right to left
 

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