Hundreds of rare breed livestock to be shown at Melton

Back in 2013, John Roe won a prize at the Traditional Native Breeds Show and Sale at Melton Cattle Market with this Grey Face Dartmoor sheep PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-150709-170745001

Back in 2013, John Roe won a prize at the Traditional Native Breeds Show and Sale at Melton Cattle Market with this Grey Face Dartmoor sheep PHOTO: Tim Williams EMN-150709-170745001

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Organisers of the popular annual Traditional and Native Breeds National Show and Sale are expecting another successful event at Melton Cattle Market tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

This year, more than 50 cattle from seven different breeds will be shown.

They include Red Polls, Dexter, Gloucester, Irish Moiled, Traditional Hereford, Belted Galloway and British Whites .

There are almost 1,000 sheep entries from 25 different UK traditional and native breeds with a good selection of females and unrelated males in each.

The show is an official BPA (British Pig Association) event and there will be entries, including males and females, from 10 different breeds.

It will be the National Show and Sale for the British Lops.

The poultry and waterfowl sale is on Saturday - it is always very well supported and is expected to attract a larger number and selection of breeds.

The show starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on both days.

Telephone 01664 562971 for more information or to order a catalogue.