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Show Champion at Dromore Soft Feather Show

Delighted to pick up Show Champion at Dromore Soft Feather show today with my Buff Orpington Pullet. Especially pleased as it’s only my second time to exhibit at this show and I’m fortunate enough to record my second show championship.

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Fermanagh County Show Awards Night

Enjoyable evening at Fermanagh County Show Awards Night on Monday at the Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen. As a family we picked up 4 cups in the poultry section which was very pleasing this included:

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Gosford Rare Breeds Show and Sale

Enjoyable day at Gosford Rare Breeds Show and Sale. We picked up Reserve Champion with two of our Buff Orpington Pullets. These were sold for £210 which was the top price in the auction.


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CVP Win Show Champion at Fermanagh County Show

Delighted to win Show Champion at Fermanagh County Show with my Black Orpington Hen. We also won the Champion Egg exhibit with the boys winning the Champion Juvenile award and Champion Wyandotte.


Overall we won:

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Omagh Show - 16 firsts, 5 seconds and 5 third places!

Really enjoyable trip to Omagh Showgrounds yesterday for their annual show!

We had one of our best days out on the show scene with 26 entries and we recorded 16 firsts, 5 seconds and 5 third places. With almost 700 entries in total the results were very encouraging.


Overall we had:

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First time exhibiting at Armagh Show

First time exhibiting at Armagh Show and it was a very enjoyable day. We had 16 entries with all our exhibits placed first to third! Overall we had: 8 Firsts, 5 Seconds, 3 Thirds


Especially pleased to win the Large Orpington Female class which included some find examples of the breed!

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Another Great Balmoral Show for Clogher Valley Poultry

Enjoyable day at Balmoral Show with some pleasing results for our poultry and egg exhibits.

Our Buff Orpington Cockeral won the Orpington class and then picked up the Best of Breed award. On another day he may have got further but it will assist with the pen training process for the Summer shows.

We also picked up Best of Breed with our Barred Wyandotte Bantam.


Really pleased with results for our egg exhibits, recording 5 firsts and a second from our 6 entries.

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Enjoyable poultry sale Larchill Arcadian Gardens, Kildare

Really enjoyable trip to Co Kildare yesterday for the first poultry sale of the year at Larchill Arcadian Gardens.

This is always an enjoyable sale and is a very popular venue for both sellers and purchasers given the rural location and beautiful gardens.


Thanks to everyone who visited our stand and purchased birds we sold virtually everything we had on offer and it’s always pleasing heading back home with an empty trailer!

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Poultry coops, birds and associated equipment supplied by CVP to Ward Park

Enjoyable trip to Co Down to deliver poultry coops to Ward Park in Bangor!

Special thanks to Philip Bailie and the staff at Ards and North Down Borough Council for giving us the order to supply poultry coops, birds and associated equipment to their impressive poultry area within Ward Park!


It’s well worth a visit with the new coops causing great excitement amongst the locals especially budding poultry enthusiast Charlie Young!

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Report from the Borderway Mart Carlisle

Enjoyable trip to Borderway Mart Carlisle for the first sale of the year in England. Prices were very strong across all sections in the sale with our prices for hatching eggs particularly pleasing.

It was great to catch up with some of our customers on the mainland and thanks to everyone who purchased birds or hatching eggs at the sale.

We also used the opportunity to source some new stock for customers as well as our own breeding pens.

We have a small number of lots of Legbars, marans and mixed bantams available. Contact us if interested.

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Borderway Mart Carlisle

Looking forward to the sale this Saturday at Borderway Mart Carlisle. It promises to be a very busy day with almost 2,500 entries forward.

We have a large number of entries in the sale as well as a large number of orders which are being delivered on route to Carlisle. I have some limited space available if anyone wishes to place advance orders for birds with delivery points at Castle Douglas as well as Carlisle itself. If you wish to place an order for birds or would like me to source you some new stock send me a private message or call me on 07812138528.

Special thanks to all those that have already placed orders looking forward to catching up with you all over the weekend!

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