Soon after Andrew started farming he met Jane, a local vet. Jane and Andrew have now been married for 26 years and have twin girls.
Today, his herd of breeding sows has grown from 150 to 630 and they’re all cared for to higher welfare standards under the RSPCA Assured scheme.
“I have been a member of the RSPCA Assured scheme since it started, 25 years ago.
The RSPCA standards help me to rear happy, healthy pigs and I firmly believe that if you look after pigs well, they will look after you. At the end of the day, you don’t work in this business to make big money – you have to enjoy it. And seeing my pigs happy and thriving brings me pleasure every day.”
I came to Norfolk because of the fantastic opportunity that Easton College gave me. After 33 years farming in the county, I now feel very rooted here. I love the county and its wonderful people and think I can class myself as “Nearly Norfolk!”