Pannage Service

Pannage is the practice of releasing domestic pigs in a forest, in order that they may feed on fallen acorns, beechmast, chestnuts or other nuts. Historically, it was a right or privilege granted to local people on common land or in royal forests.  Our Pannage service is provided in the autumn, and supports the management of grazing ponies and cattle as excessive amounts of acorns consumed by these can be poisonous.