Pigs were exhibited at the first Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1858 and The Sydney Royal Pig Show competition has been held at nearly every show since. Pig breeds exhibited include Berkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Large Black, Large White, Tamworth and Wessex Saddleback.
Pigs are cute, affectionate and friendly and always a key animal attraction at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. For kids of all ages a visit to the Pigs and People display means getting up close to these little creatures in the Pat-A-Pig sessions, laughing at the action during piglet playtime and being enchanted by the sows with their tiny newborn litter.
When: Thursday 10 - Wednesday 23 April. Pig judging day is Saturday 12 April from 8.30am
Where: Pig and Goat Pavilion.
For information on The Sydney Royal Pig Show competition, please click here
Trot on over to the pig pavilion to meet farmer Josh and his cute piglets. Don’t miss piglet playtime when you can watch the little oinkers get a good scrub in their ensuite bathroom. You can also see sows with their piglets and if you’re lucky you might see piglets being born live!
When: 10.30 – 11.30am, 1 – 2pm & 4 – 5pm, daily
Where: Pig & Goat Pavilion
Did you know?
|• The first pigs in Australia arrived with the First Fleet in 1788
|• Pigs do not sweat – they roll in the mud to cool themselves and protect their skin from the sun
|• Pig skin is 16 times thicker than human skin