Rare Breeds


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


Alternatively, please give the office a call on 01664 562971 and we will be more than happy to post you out paper entry forms.

Please click the links below to view and print an electronic copy of this year’s schedule and entry forms.


Sheep Entry Form

Cattle Entry Form

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