Livestock Sales

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Livestock Sales

From time to time we have livestock available for sale. This includes yearling bullocks, to weaner pigs, to baby chicks, to hybrid chickens. Its always worth contacting the farm to check the latest position on any available livestock.

Pig Gloucester Old Spot Weaners – £60 each

Description

Twice a year we have excess weaners available for sale (approximately 14). These are Gloucester Old Spot weaners. They are great for smallholders and great with children. Also produce brilliant home grown pork and bacon.

Unfortunately, all our current weaners have sold this season. They are extremely popular. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please contact Michael or Chris for sales. (Updated 10/05/16)

 

Hens for sale – Light Sussex £20 each

Description

The Light Sussex chicken is a dual purpose breed of chicken that originated in England around the time of the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43 that is a popular garden chicken. The Sussex was bred to be a dual purpose bird and is one of the most productive breeds of poultry. They lay large eggs that are cream to light brown in colour. A person owning a hen of this breed should expect approximately 240 to 260 eggs a year (from 180 to 320 eggs).

It is a good producer of meat and all of the varieties are a good choice to have for this purpose. The chicks mature quickly for heavy breed but the speckled is slowest to mature. The carcass is a larger leggier shape than the commercial broiler chicken, but is closer to the heritage meat produced in the past. Cockerels that are harvested at around six months of age will be meaty with a firmer flesh than the younger broiler chicken of today.

The Sussex chicken is an alert, docile breed that can adapt to any surroundings. They are comfortable in both free range or confined spaces and in the presence of humans.

 

Cockerells for sale – Light Sussex £5 each

Description

Light Sussex Cockerels are a good producer of meat and all of the varieties are a good choice to have for this purpose. The chicks mature quickly for heavy breed. The carcass is a larger leggier shape than the commercial broiler chicken, but is closer to the heritage meat produced in the past. Cockerels that are harvested at around six months of age will be meaty with a firmer flesh than the younger broiler chicken of today.

 

Sussex Beef Livestock sales

Description

Every year we release a certain number of our Sussex Pedigree livestock to fellow farmers or smallholders. We specialise in the traditional breed of 'Sussex' and run a closed herd. We have never had TB on the farm (and long may that continue).

If you are just looking for c12322695_1582599135394405_617326760606908384_oouple of bullocks to graze your fields, yearlings, fatteners, Heifer in calf, or one at foot  or to inject some new bloodlines into your herd please contact the farm for more information.

 

Gloucester Old Spot Boar – Hire only

Description

'Ollie' our Gloucester Old Spot Boar is available for hire.