Livestock markets near Birmingham

I’m not sure that you’ll find one, I certainly don’t know of one, I can remember sales of live poultry when I was young but haven’t heard of any for a king time, I have an idea they might have been banned but I’m not sure on that.
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
Brecon, Hereford and llandielo hold poultry sales to name three i no of
That brings me back. Every Wednesday when I was off school (and sometimes when i wasn’t meant to be) I would be at Hereford, get there early and sell a 100 in the first third of the sale and by a load of rubbish back in at the end to improve and sell a couple of weeks later. I thought I was the king of auctions when I was 15!
 

Werzle

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Midlands
That brings me back. Every Wednesday when I was off school (and sometimes when i wasn’t meant to be) I would be at Hereford, get there early and sell a 100 in the first third of the sale and by a load of rubbish back in at the end to improve and sell a couple of weeks later. I thought I was the king of auctions when I was 15!
Aye them was the days, i used to try and buy goats out of gloucester and be dragging them across the carpark to the trailer or lorry in my school hols. Hereford old chicken market was a lively place too, i sold ferreted rabbits in there once and they thought i had shot them because i wasnt strong enough to kill them with one blow🤣 All had to start somewhere.
 

Electricfencer

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Livestock Farmer
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Cotswolds
Sorry off topic. But nothing taught me more than my days in poultry markets. I taught me so much about selling stock and how sometimes you are better cutting your losses and just getting rid of them. It also taught me about money at a young age and how to be carful with it, also I had to pay for everything (I even gave my mum fuel money and the same wage as she got at work to take me) that was a great lesson that everything in life has to be paid for.
 

Werzle

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Location
Midlands
Sorry off topic. But nothing taught me more than my days in poultry markets. I taught me so much about selling stock and how sometimes you are better cutting your losses and just getting rid of them. It also taught me about money at a young age and how to be carful with it, also I had to pay for everything (I even gave my mum fuel money and the same wage as she got at work to take me) that was a great lesson that everything in life has to be paid for.
Completely agree , it was a cheap/low risk education. You see young lads nowadays thrown in at the deep end buying stock , auctioneer usually shows them up and/ or fits them up and they have a bollocking when they get home and it puts them off for life.
 
I live in Birmingham and wanna go to some livestock markets for some poultry, not really sure where to go, regards bilal
Cheadle. ST10 4QR

There is a Facebook page, Google Cheadle poultry sale...

Twice a month and held in a fascinating reclamation yard. Also have house and shop clearance sales the same day on the site. Get there early. ;)

Found it..https://www.lockettandcoauctionrooms.co.uk/
 
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delilah

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Cheadle. ST10 4QR

There is a Facebook page, Google Cheadle poultry sale...

Twice a month and held in a fascinating reclamation yard. Also have house and shop clearance sales the same day on the site. Get there early. ;)

Used to go there as a nipper to buy butler sinks to feed pigs in, they would smash them up and you'd just go and get a couple more, something like a pound each, seeing what they go for now they are more valuable than a pig :ROFLMAO:
 

neilo

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Montgomeryshire
Sorry off topic. But nothing taught me more than my days in poultry markets. I taught me so much about selling stock and how sometimes you are better cutting your losses and just getting rid of them. It also taught me about money at a young age and how to be carful with it, also I had to pay for everything (I even gave my mum fuel money and the same wage as she got at work to take me) that was a great lesson that everything in life has to be paid for.

I have to say that your utilisation of ‘staff’ was inadequate. We had a huge earth banked slurry pit at home, which would be topped over occasionally, so the bank was extremely fertile and stayed damp.
every year I used to clear a patch in the muckweed and twitch to plant marrows. They’d grow like the clappers, with no feed or water needed, producing a huge crop in the Autumn.
Come the Autumn, my ‘staff’ (mum & dad) would take the crop to Gloucester market and put it in the produce auction for me while I was at school.

No growing costs and no labour costs, the perfect farming operation? Not sure it would be scalable though.🤔
 
I have to say that your utilisation of ‘staff’ was inadequate. We had a huge earth banked slurry pit at home, which would be topped over occasionally, so the bank was extremely fertile and stayed damp.
every year I used to clear a patch in the muckweed and twitch to plant marrows. They’d grow like the clappers, with no feed or water needed, producing a huge crop in the Autumn.
Come the Autumn, my ‘staff’ (mum & dad) would take the crop to Gloucester market and put it in the produce auction for me while I was at school.

No growing costs and no labour costs, the perfect farming operation? Not sure it would be scalable though.🤔
Shame on you man, don't care how many you had, you should have done your best to eat the lot, stuffed marrow just can't be beaten.
 
I used to take chicks and ducklings to Hereford every Wednesday, as I bred a lot of birds back then. One week I arrived with 3 boxes of Ducklings I'd held back a week due to car problems. Loads of Ducklings there on the day and they were going really cheap. Just before David the auctioneer started on mine I shouted out.. 'Just be aware that the drake that these were bred from broke out of his pen the other night and killed a full grown Fox.' They made 3 times as much as any of the others;)
 

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The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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