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J36 Rare breed & Poultry sale Saturday 30th April 2016

Posted Saturday, 30 April 2016, 10.27am

Rare Breeds

The Annual Spring Sale of Rare Breeds was held at J36 Rural Centre on Saturday. There was a strong entry of Sheep, Cattle, Goats and Donkeys. A fantastic crowd of people filled the Ring with two consignments of Valais Black Nose Sheep creating a lot of interest. A Valais Black Nose Ram Lamb and its surrogate mother hit the headlines, selling to a top price of £2,000 from Tim Dunne of Appleby. A Ryeland x Jacob with twin lambs sold to £170 from Susan Atkinson of Scorton.

Goats met a strong demand selling to a top price of £130 for a goat with kids at foot from C Wright of Carnforth. Also In-kid Saanen nanny goats selling to £115 from Fred Carr of Arkholme.

An entry of Rare Breed Cattle, mainly consisting of of Yearling and Bulling Heifers, saw Pedigree Galloway bulling heifers from B & D Willison of Cinderbarrow sell to £700.

Poultry

The Saturday sale of Poultry at J36 saw a nice entry forward, with all birds well bid for. Large-fowl Chickens were in the most demand, topping at £75 for 4 Silkies from CF Cooke. Chicks sold well, topping at £72 for 6 White Silkies at only 6 weeks old. In the dead stock section, an Automatic Incubator from Ted Longton, Gressingham sold well at £75.

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