2017-09-13  facebooktwitterrss

RBST Traditional Native Breeds National Show and Sale

The 15th Annual Melton Mowbray Show and Sale held on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th September 2017 proved to be another successful event.

Highlights included the debut of both the Golden Guernsey goats which sold well, and the Border Leicester sheep which also fetched an average price of £339.31.


Other talking points this year included the newly built cattle shed, which ensured that all breeds of livestock were brought together under one roof. Moreover Boreray sheep, currently the rarest sheep breed on our Watchlist, enjoyed increased numbers at the Show demonstrating the increasing popularity of the breed with smallholders. Field Officer Tom Blunt noted;
‘There have been a high number of sheep entries this year, and with the debut of the Golden Guernsey goat, both UK rare breeds of goat are being shown. The better facilities also help bring the Show together’.

The British Pig Association held their annual pedigree sale as part of the National Show & Sale at Melton Mowbray in September. British Lop Pig of Year final was also held.

RBST Field Officer Richard Broad said;
‘There is a good show of both British Lop pigs and goats this year with the additon of the Golden Guernsey, and a good range of cattle in the newly built shed’.

Interbreed Sheep Champion was Castlemilk Moorit Stewkey Tonka from Bridget Pearson’s Stewkey Flock. Interbreed Cattle Champion was White Park Ribblesdale Muskateer from Mr D E Graveston. British Landrace Junior Enorm from Mr P& Mrs S Ashcroft achieved Interbreed Champion for the pig breeds.

The top two prices in the cattle sale we achieved by British Whites, with a heifer selling for 2300gns and a cow and calf for 2100gns.

Notable prices in the sheep were 650gns for a Southdown Ram, 610gns for a Border Leicester ewe and 520gns for an Oxford Down ram.

The top priced pig was 550gns for a British Lop Gilt.

Golden Guernsey billies were in demand, they achieved a top price of 440gns to be the highest priced goat on the day.

The event was organised by Libby Henson and Carole Muddiman.


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