Melton Mowbray Native & Traditional Breeds National Show & Sale
9th & 10th September 2016
Copies of the catalogue General Information and sections for each breed are now available to download from www.grassroots.co.uk/melton.html
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Printed catalogues will be available direct from the auctioneers, before the sale.
The 2016 National Show and Sale of Traditional and Native Breeds on 9th & 10th September is shaping up to be another exciting event.
For the first time in 2016 we are welcoming the very rare Bagot Goats which is a special opportunity to start some new herds. We have 6 breeds of cattle represented with a good entry from the Traditional Herefords and British Whites and even a small group of the very rare Shetland Cattle. The pigs will include 9 of our native breeds and the poultry section will once again be bursting with variety and choice.
We have over 900 pedigree sheep from 26 breeds entered, including a small numbers of Devon and Cornwall Longwools, Whiteface and Greyface Dartmoor, and Cotswolds who, along with the Southdowns are celebrating their 125th Anniversary year. We have a good number of very rare North Ronaldsays, known for their seaweed eating habit in the Orkney Islands, but very happy to live on grass, and a large consignment of Shetland Sheep with their fine naturally coloured wool. In fact a breed to suit every type of farm, from the small, primitive, naturally coloured, wool shedding breeds like the Soay, Castlemilk Moorit and Manx, through hardy dam breeds like the Norfolk Horn, Portland, Kerry Hill and Jacob, to the magnificent longwools including the Teeswater, Leicester, Lincoln and Wensleydale, and the traditional terminal sire breeds including the mighty Oxford Downs.
Buffet Party tickets are available direct from the auctioneers.
Please do take every opportunity to promote the event which is run by and on behalf of the participating breed societies.