Rare Breed Poultry Sale 27th May – Catalogue Here
DEFRA have announced today (28th April) that the current ban on poultry gatherings that has been in effect due to the outbreak of avian bird flu will be lifted from Monday the 15th of May. We are pleased to announce therefore that the sale of poultry at Melton Mowbray Market will reopen from Tuesday the 16th of May.
Under DEFRA’s new guidelines, we will require all vendors to sign a health declaration form relating to the stock they wish to sell. A copy of this form can be read here ‘Poultry Declaration Form’ Please familiarise yourselves with this document before attending the sale. The declaration form will be printed onto the back of your sale lots, so please do not complete and sign prior to your arrival. Birds that appear unwell will be turned away and not accepted for sale. The market reserves the right to turn away any questionable stock.
The booking in process for poultry has been amended to comply with new regulations – from 06:30am the booking in clerk will be available to assign pens and collect signed declaration forms. This must all be done before you will be permitted entry with your birds into the poultry sale area. A member of market staff will be patrolling the area and monitoring the health and suitability of any stock presented for sale.
For more information please contact Lisa Rogers on 07957914322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All vendors and buyers are reminded that they must have an up to date registration card, and must provide proof of name and address e.g. driving licence or utility bill in order to register.
There will no pre-booking of poultry pens available, pens will be allocated on a first come first serve basis from 06:30am until 09:00am
Please can all vendors access the market via gate one off Scalford Road for ease of access and unloading. Only one entrance into the poultry shed will be available.
We will not be able to accept any stock from Lancashire, Cumbria or Merseyside due to the restrictions advised by DEFRA, please see below:
‘The latest risk assessment published by Defra finds overall risk across England has not increased, but there is a heightened risk in parts of Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside, where recent confirmed cases in the Wyre district provide evidence that infection is still either circulating in wild resident birds or present in the environment.
To minimise the risk of disease spreading in this area, a new, targeted Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will be introduced covering the districts of Barrow-in-Furness, South Lakeland, Lancaster, Blackpool, Wyre, Fylde, Preston, Sefton, West Lancashire, South Ribble and Chorley. This will replace the England-wide AIPZ that we previously announced would be lifted from 15 May.
The new localised AIPZ will require keepers to continue to observe existing mandatory disease prevention measures such as minimising movement in and out of bird enclosures, cleaning footwear, keeping areas where birds live clean and tidy and feeding birds indoors. It will remain under review.
Poultry gatherings in the localised AIPZ area will continue to be banned, and keepers from the area will not be able to take their poultry to gatherings elsewhere.’
We sell the complete range of pure bred poultry from Anconas to Yokohamas, and everything in between, as well as hybrid stock. Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Peafowl, Guinea fowl and Pigeons are also sold at this auction which begins at 9:30 am.
In-Season Boxed Chicks
The poultry auction will begin with the sale of in-season boxed chicks, which can be sold from 4 weeks of age, as long as the chicks don’t need to be incubated.