Rare breeds thrive at Cultra
By Michael Drake - UK
KERRY Hill sheep, Irish Moiled cattle and many breeds of poultry will be on show at the Rare Breeds Survival Trust's annual show at Cultra this weekend.
For two days - Saturday and Sunday - the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum will play host to one of the most special events in Ireland.
After the various showing classes auctions of poultry and livestock will follow.
The official Irish Moiled and Dexter Cattle Societies sales will attract animals from top herds while sheep are being entered from prominent rare breed enthusiasts.
The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group will provide agri-environmental advice.
"FWAG are keen to assist all farmers and landowners with implementing environmental schemes and measures on their holdings," a spokesman stated.
"FWAG projects throughout the UK demonstrate the value of livestock, including rare and minority breeds, for environmental management."