Wendy began working with animals at 16 years old. Her earlier years were spent in the equine world before moving on to farming. She took on a flock of 250 ewes, later developing the farm into a successful tourist attraction incorporating a wildlife rescue centre. With the arrival of the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001 Wendy closed the open farm and took a post teaching animal care at Holme Lacy College. After several years she left to concentrate on developing her rare breed pig enterprise and pig consultancy business
Wendy has kept and bred rare breed pigs for almost 25 years. She is author of the book Small Scale Outdoor Pig Breeding (Crowood Press) and has developed an export business sending breeding pigs to Europe, Scandinavia and the USA, passionate about preserving our native breeds and bloodlines
Wendy now manages her own smallholding where she has sheep, goats and a variety of poultry as well as managing an outdoor pig enterprise supplying meat to London restaurants and specialist outlets
We’re delighted to have Wendy on the team, teaching the Smallholding for Beginners and Pigs for Beginners courses!