National Show & Sale of Traditional and Native Breeds 2018

The next Rare Breed Show & Sale will be held on the 7th & 8th September 2018

Please click on the link to view the Sheep Catalogue for 2018

Please click on the link to view the Cattle Catalogue for 2018

Please click on the link to view the Poultry Catalogue for 2018

Melton – National Native and Traditional Breeds Show and Sale

7th & 8th September 2018

on line entries close
THIS SUNDAY – 5th August

Entries are open at

There are step by step instructions on the first screen.

If you need help please email with the details or call us on 01392 270421

Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to seeing you at Melton.

With best wishes


Elizabeth Henson
Grassroots Systems Ltd is a Company Registered in England, No 3310515, VAT number GB695284390
Registered office: Richmond House, 48 Bromyard Rd., St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5BT

Please send all correspondence to : PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX.  Tel 01392 270421



Tim Webster | Auctioneer
07949 173 180

The Traditional and Native Breeds National Show and Sale is a unique National event held at Melton Mowbray.

Unlike any of the other regional rare breed shows and sales, this is a co-operative venture, run by the participating breed societies who each provide their own stewards, inspectors and judges, and run their individual breed events, using their own rules, under the Melton umbrella. Grassroots Systems Ltd do all the entry and catalogue administration, and ensuring that all the animals are fully registered, and that the pedigree information is correct. They work with the breed secretaries to ensure that all the ownership transfers are done soon after the sale, and they provide a free ‘kinship analysis’ over the weekend to help buyers ensure the males they purchase are not too closely related to the females they have at home.

The event has been a fabulous success, with close to 1000 sheep each year, from 24 different UK Traditional and Native breeds , a good selection of cattle and pigs, and a fantastic poultry and waterfowl sale.

For more information please contact Tim Webster on 01664 562 971 or 07949 173 180