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We have a very busy day planned for this coming Saturday 13th October. Firstly we will be attending Killygullib Poultry, Upperlands outside Maghera and later that afternoon we have a large delivery of birds going to Dublin.
We have a great selection of poultry and waterfowl available including the following:
ISA Brown Hybrid Pullets 22 weeks old
Coloured Hybrids - Black Rock, Bluebell, Maran, Light Sussex, Buff Barred and White Leghorn Pullets 20 weeks old.
Crested Cream Legbars
Silver Laced Barnvelder
Lavender, Brown, Black and White Leghorn
Gold Laced Wyandottes
White Silkie Bantams
We already have a number of orders confirmed for Killygullib so if you would like to place an order for birds drop me a txt or private message.
We will be travelling to Lusk Co. Dublin on Saturday afternoon but will be meeting some customers for pre arranged collection of birds at Castlebellingham Applegreen Service Station.
If you would like further details regarding collection times drop me a txt 07822138528
Enjoyable evening at Fermanagh County Show Awards Night at the Killyhevlin Hotel Enniskillen.
As a family we picked up 4 cups in the poultry section which was very pleasing this included:
The INA Byers Cups awarded to the Show Champion - Black Orpington Bantam Cockeral
Thompson Perpetual Challenge Cup awarded to the under 12 Juvenile Champion.
Laymore Cup for Highest Points in the Poultry Section.
The Veitch Cup for Best White Wyandotte in Show.
Thanks to Norman Fulton from DAERA for presenting the awards and well done to all the other cup winners on the night. Special thanks to Ann Orr and the other members of the Show Committee for their continued hard work and dedication to the show and for their hospitality last night everyone had a lovely evening.
We had a very enjoyable trip to Borderway Mart Carlisle yesterday and had quite a successful day in terms of sales with a number of our lots carded following the grading process prior to the sale.
Our Brown Leghorn Trio and Vorwerk Trio both picked up the Best of Breed cards.
It was also great to catch up with a number of customers from the mainland and fellow poultry keepers from Northern Ireland.
On Saturday 7th August we made the short trip to Enniskillen to support Fermanagh County Show.
We enjoyed a great day out and were awarded overall Show Champion with a Bantam Black Orpington Cockeral as well as Reserve Champion with a Large Black Orpington Hen, with 9 of our exhibits making it onto Champions Row.
Matthew Samuel and Joshua also followed up their success in Fermanagh in 2017 by again winning the Juvenile Champion Award with another large Black Orpington this time a pullet. We a lso secured the overall Champion Egg exhibit with 5 Blue Cream Legbar Eggs.
Overall it was a really enjoyable day and it was very pleasing to finally secure the championship at my local show. Special thanks to the poultry judge Ryan McLaren, the show organisers and stewards for their professionalism and organisation on the day.
Show Champion Bantam Black Orpington Cockeral
Overall we secured:
Last weekend was extremely busy with Sandra and boys travelling to Omagh Show whilst I was away in England.
We had quite a successful day with 12 first place exhibits, 8 seconds, 1 third and 2 specials with 2 birds on Champions Row.
Main results are detailed below:
Best Wyandotte Female LF
Best Wyandotte Male LF
Best Wellsummer Male LF
Best Wellsummer Female LF
Best Light Breed Male LF - Black Minorca
Best Orpington Male Bantam Black
Best Large Rare Breed Male - Ayam Cemani
Best Large Rare Breed Female - Ayam Cemani
Best Rare Breed Trio - Vorwerk
Best Utility Breed - Wellsummer (Special)
Best Large Heavy Soft Feather - Reserve Best Juvenile Exhibit: Black Orpington (Special)
Enjoyable couple of days at Balmoral Show. Had 22 poultry and egg entries in total with 20 placed 1st to 3rd. 6 firsts, 8 seconds and 6 thirds so an encouraging return as its always a challenge to get birds in decent condition for the summer shows! Well done to all the other exhibitors in particular James Ryan on winning Show Champion and Champion Waterfowl.
A special mention also to the show organisers and stewards for running such a successful show!
We will be attending both Gosford and Granville poultry sales tomorrow.
We will have a wide selection of pure breed and hybrid poultry as well as hatching eggs available.
Hybrids: ISA Brown and Bluebell, Black Rock, Light Sussex, Maran, White Leghorns.
Pure Breeds: Buff and Black Orpingtons. Buff Cochin's, Cream Legbars, Araucanas, Black Minorca's, Gold and Silver Laced Wyandottes.
Hatching Eggs available for most of the above breeds but limited availability.
Clogher Valley Poultry made the long trip to Harrison and Hetherington Poultry Sale in Carlisle last weekend. With almost 2,000 lots of poultry and waterfowl on display there was considerable interest with buyers travelling from across the UK to attend the sale.
Overall we were very happy with the prices we received on the day and managed to get best of breed cards for our Lavender Araucanas and Barnevelders which was pleasing.
We also brought back the overall show champions to the Clogher Valley having purchased a pen of White Wyandottes bred by Mark Hewertson as well as a pair of White Wyandotte bantams bred by David Pownall.
Overall it was a very enjoyable trip and special thanks to everyone that purchased our birds on the day.
We will be attending Granville Poultry Sale tomorrow. We will have a great selection of birds available to purchase on the day.
Birds available include: Hybrids or Egg Producers
ISA Brown Hybrids, Bluebells, Black Rock, Light Sussex, Maran and White Leghorn.
Pure Breeds: Salmon Faverolles, Gold Laced and Silver Laced Wyandottes, Crested Cream Legbar (blue egg layers), Vorwerk, selection of bantams including Pekins and silkies.
Joshua and Samuel feeling very pleased with themselves after collecting their cup at Fermanagh County Show awards night at the Killyhevlin Hotel.
They won the champion juvenile section at this years show with their white silkie pullet.
Beautiful morning to observe the birds out enjoying the sunshine.
Got my new sheds set into place last week just need to wire off the front of the display areas and add a few more gates and that's another phase of the poultry project complete.