Rare Breeds Shows
One of the important (and enjoyable) ways to introduce people to our lovely breed of sheep is via show classes at the local agricultural shows.
We are now into our tenth year of offering a Breed Society ‘Best Castlemilk Moorit’ rosette in shows around the country. The number of shows offering these rosettes has increased so there should be one near you; as you will only be competing against other Castlemilks for these rosettes we hope this will encourage more people to think about showing who may be put off by the diverse classes. Check the listings below for shows near you and see if they have a society rosette to award.
So why not consider showing this year? – All these shows have classes or stands open to rare breed/primitive sheep breeds. It is also worth checking the RBST website as they also often advertise shows featuring rare breeds. Please check via the website links to get the latest information about each show as dates and classes do change.
Sale for Rare Breeds
It is becoming more common to see Castlemilk Moorits at rare breed sales.
It is worth contacting the auctioneers to see if any Castlemilks have been entered, or if you have surplus stock for sale, to get details for entries. Please note there is normally a closing date about a month before the sale so it is worth making contact early. When we know the closing dates we will post details here. Please check via the website links for latest details as dates and entry conditions can change.
The Show offers superbly presented animals and livestock, shopping and exhibition pavilion, equestrian events, craft exhibitors, food hall, produce exhibitions, machinery and vehicle stands.
he Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society was established in 1772 for farmers to meet and compete in annual produce and livestock competitions. Eventually the Society created the Vale of Glamorgan Show, initially held in Cowbridge, it moved to its magnificent site at Fonmon Castle in 1998.
A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk on the day
A traditional country show which has something to entertain every member of your family.
A show with lots to offer for all the family.
Agriculture, farming and rural activities are always at the heart of our show. At the Gillingham & Shaftesbury, we are very honoured to have some of the country’s best livestock exhibitors who bring along top quality animals to compete in over 280 classes.
The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset
One of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows has something for everyone to see, do, taste and buy. That’s its appeal and what organisers pride themselves on providing. There are 350 trade stands showing or selling everything, from Combine Harvesters to Wellington boots and the very best locally produced food. All day, too, there is some thrilling entertainment in the Grand Arena and Attractions Ring. There is even dancing sheep...
This year’s two day Show, which takes place on 1 and2 September at the Cokers Frome Showground on the outskirts of Dorchester. We will be introducing new horse and sheep classes, including the introduction of new breeds being exhibited at the Show for the first time.
A traditional country fayre with attractions for the whole family.
The Traditional and Native Breeds National Show and Sale is a unique National event held at Melton Mowbray.
The event has been a fabulous success, with close to 1000 sheep each year, from 24 different UK Traditional and Native breeds. For more information please contact Tim Webster on 01664 562 971 or 07949 173 180
CMSS will hold a show at this sale if entries permit.
Our Traditional Country Show, probably the longest running in Warwickshire attracts many visitors for a fun packed day out.
There are a number of Trade Stands, children’s entertainments and stalls within the grounds offering a varied selection of goods and services as well as the livestock and other classes.
The Scottish Smallholder Festival is Scotland’s largest smallholder event, celebrating the best of Scottish smallholding, growing and craft. Organised by smallholders and growers, it is aimed at all those with an interest in the productive use of small land holdings.
A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.