Moving away from animals briefly to M for Markets – in this case the Melton Mowbray Market, to be found just about in the middle of Britain in Leicestershire …
… usually known for its culinary speciality: the Melton Mowbray pork pie, while the town has been promoted as the “Rural Capital of Food”.
Anyhows … we need a market in order to show, share and distribute our Traditional and Native Breeds … Melton Mowbray is one of those main markets where this happens.
It is a co-operative venture, run by the breed societies under the auspices of the Market, ensuring the animals are fully registered, the pedigree information is correct …
|Melton Mowbray Poultry Market|
… and offer a free ‘kinship analysis’ over the Show weekend to endeavour that the males purchased are not too closely related to the females back at the farm: improving the credentials of each breed.
The Show includes nearly a 1,000 sheep (from 24 different UK traditional and native breeds), a good selection of cattle and pigs, and a fantastic poultry and waterfowl sale.
|Melton Mowbray is found in |
That is M for Market, to be found in Middle England's Market town of Melton Mowbray, specialising in Traditional and Native Rare Breeds - see here for the RBST's Heritage information … from Aspects of British County Rare Breeds …
Next Rare Breeds Show and sale will be on 8th and 9th September 2017
Counties with the letter M …
(note some Counties have been retired!, or amended over historical local government … but some I’ve included)
England: Merseyside; Middlesex
Northern Ireland: None
Scotland: Midlothian; Moray
Wales: Merionethshire; Mid Glamorgan; Monmouthshire; Montgomeryshire
Melton Mowbray's Market page - about
The powers that be - the Government - have imposed a no-show this year ... as the potential for bird flu infecting our flocks is of major concern ... so by imposing restriction re movement - it means the Poultry and Bird sections will probably not be functioning this year.
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