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    Won't be long before Wild boar are in the New Forest then

    Wild boar return to the New Forest – New Forest National Park Authority
    Nearly 300 years after they were hunted to extinction, wild boar are back in the New Forest – this time within an enclosed natural environment.
    Enterprising farmer Jamie Burgess of P.R. Burgess and Sons, based at Swallowfields Farm in Bramshaw, spent a year adapting his land to rear wild boar for their tasty and increasingly popular meat. The boar are now kept in a natural environment to closely replicate their experience in the wild.
    An adult wild boar can weigh more than 20 stone and stand at over a metre tall. Despite their size they can run at 30 miles per hour and jump a gap of up to six feet. A dangerous wild animal licence and a site inspection are required for anyone keeping wild boar.
    P. R. Burgess and Sons is a member of the New Forest Marque, a quality assurance scheme supported by the New Forest National Park Authority that promotes authentic New Forest fare of the highest quality, while encouraging people to shop locally.
    Jamie said: ‘Wild boar isn’t the easiest option for farming as they have much slower growth rates than domestic pigs, but that makes the meat lower in fat and higher in protein, so it’s a healthier option than many red meats. Our method of farming doesn’t domesticate the boar as we want them to live as naturally as possible. This allows for unforced growth and a similar diet to boar in the wild, giving the best end result and a rich, nutty flavour."
    “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”........Dalai Lama

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    Wild boar return to the New Forest – New Forest National Park Authority
    Nearly 300 years after they were hunted to extinction, wild boar are back in the New Forest – this time within an enclosed natural environment.
    Enterprising farmer Jamie Burgess of P.R. Burgess and Sons, based at Swallowfields Farm in Bramshaw, spent a year adapting his land to rear wild boar for their tasty and increasingly popular meat. The boar are now kept in a natural environment to closely replicate their experience in the wild.
    An adult wild boar can weigh more than 20 stone and stand at over a metre tall. Despite their size they can run at 30 miles per hour and jump a gap of up to six feet. A dangerous wild animal licence and a site inspection are required for anyone keeping wild boar.
    P. R. Burgess and Sons is a member of the New Forest Marque, a quality assurance scheme supported by the New Forest National Park Authority that promotes authentic New Forest fare of the highest quality, while encouraging people to shop locally.
    Jamie said: ‘Wild boar isn’t the easiest option for farming as they have much slower growth rates than domestic pigs, but that makes the meat lower in fat and higher in protein, so it’s a healthier option than many red meats. Our method of farming doesn’t domesticate the boar as we want them to live as naturally as possible. This allows for unforced growth and a similar diet to boar in the wild, giving the best end result and a rich, nutty flavour."
    Be interesting to know what natural means as they are classed as dangerous wild animals and need a high fence and possibly some of it sunk into the ground.

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    Aren't there some wild ones established to the west of the New Forest in Dorset?

    atb Tim

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    There are but whereas we were hearing about them a lot 15 years ago they never seem to have really spread.
    But bearing in mind that there are some 15 or so FAC holders in my village alone it is not that surprising.
    “Man surprised me most about humanity. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”........Dalai Lama

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    There are Wild Boar established in the north of the New Forest.

    The chap who is mentioned in this article is a top bloke. He has done plenty of research into farming boar, got his DWA license a while back and has steadily been stocking up. He has indoor holding units and a series of large electrified outdoor paddocks.

    Regards

    Ed

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    Brilliant Venture!Well Done and Good Luck!

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