Tedfold Cottage Farm is a family-run smallholding, between Billingshurst and Wisborough Green, in the South East of England, managed by Michaela and her son Oliver Giles. Our primary interest lies in rare British Saddleback and Middle White pigs, although we have a new modern venture with some recently-purchased Durocs. We are regulars on the pig-showing circuit around the UK and our ultimate piggy aim is to breed a 'Pig of the Year' winner. We came close in 2017, with our boar 'Ezra' winning Champion Traditional Male in Pig of the Year. He also won Middle White Champion of Champions 2017 at The Great Yorkshire Show
We breed pedigree pigs and are registered with the British Pig Association (BPA). Michaela is the BPA Regional Sector Representative for the South Region, sitting on the breed conservation committee, and is also the genetic consultant for the British Kune Kune Pig Society
Michaela is also an associate member of the government's Pig Expert Group, representing the small-scale pig keeper, and the Defra Animal Health and Welfare Group – South-East
Michaela has recently taken on a new position as Consultant Editor to The Pig Site; an invaluable resource to pig-keepers: www.thepigsite.com
Michaela has worked in the livestock health industry since 1985 as a Research Scientist and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2005 after studying the molecular genetics of host-parasite relationships. She was also awarded a post-graduate diploma in 2007 for her study in to infectious diseases of livestock.
Oliver is studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey and hopes to specialise in pigs / large livestock once qualified.
Michaela's first book 'The Commuter Pig Keeper: A comprehensive guide to keeping pigs when time is your most precious commodity' was published in 2016
Diagram Prize Winner 2017 - A quirky award, but still makes it a prize-winning book :) It is available from Amazon, 5M Publishing, Waterstones and other good book stores
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We are proud members of The Middle White Pig Breeders Club
Michaela is the resident author for Practical Pigs magazine and additionally writes for the Agricultural & Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) Pork, bridging the gap between commercial and small-scale pig-keepers