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
Location
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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Location
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
Location
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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Mixed Farmer
Location
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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