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Livestock => Poultry & Waterfowl => Topic started by: HunterBeaverAndSillyDog on November 08, 2022, 02:20:10 am

Title: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: HunterBeaverAndSillyDog on November 08, 2022, 02:20:10 am
Now I could invest in a shot gun, but then I would need to apply for a licence, then I would need to join a shooting club to learn how to hunt and shoot then I would need to find a farmer that would grant me permission to shoot on there land

Alternatively I could find a good fur and feather auction near where I live that auction off cheap game and save all of the above hassle

So any recommendation please to where I can buy cheep game?

Thanks
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: harmony on November 08, 2022, 09:25:54 am
Not my area but if you google livestock auctions in your area you will see what sales they hold.  At the moment there are no fur and feather sales due to the bird flu restrictions.
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: HunterBeaverAndSillyDog on November 10, 2022, 12:22:38 am
Not my area but if you google livestock auctions in your area you will see what sales they hold.  At the moment there are no fur and feather sales due to the bird flu restrictions.
I did but cant find any
You mean they have shut the entire uk poultry industry down coz of it?
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: harmony on November 10, 2022, 11:58:26 pm
No the entire uk poultry industry has not been shut down but holding sales or shows of poultry has been suspended.

Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: HunterBeaverAndSillyDog on November 12, 2022, 01:03:22 am
But the auctions are shut right? Do you know when they will reopen?
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: Richmond on November 12, 2022, 08:02:37 am
Probably not for quite a while.

If it's game you are after your best bet is to try a local gamekeeper. Even if shoots are being limited they still have to control muntjac etc so you might be able to buy something direct. Be prepared to skin/prep it yourself though. Our local gamekeeper gives us things from time to time but they are whole (freshly shot). We have to prep them ourselves.

Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: harmony on November 12, 2022, 08:25:50 am
But the auctions are shut right? Do you know when they will reopen?


No, auctions are not shut. They just aren't able to hold poultry auctions. We are now into the highest risk time for Avian Flu so they wont we allowed to hold live bird auctions until next Spring at the earliest. This year when some of the restrictions for keepers lifted the live auction restrictions did not. So there has been no live auctions or poultry shows for several months now.
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: harmony on November 12, 2022, 08:28:24 am
Probably not for quite a while.

If it's game you are after your best bet is to try a local gamekeeper. Even if shoots are being limited they still have to control muntjac etc so you might be able to buy something direct. Be prepared to skin/prep it yourself though. Our local gamekeeper gives us things from time to time but they are whole (freshly shot). We have to prep them ourselves.


Shoots are currently not under restriction so perhaps you can offer to beat on shoot days and fetch a brace or two home.



Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: Penninehillbilly on November 12, 2022, 12:45:25 pm
I would think it will be 6 months before restrictions are lifted, that's what it's been the last couple of years.
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: doganjo on November 12, 2022, 03:19:21 pm
On our local estates, pheasants and grouse are dropping like flies, but they still have to keep deer population in check and rabbits are shot so as already said best thing is find an estate and offer your help, or a farmers market.
I was at Solsgirth monthly one today and there was a stall there doing a roaring trade in venison
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: LeeHambone on November 24, 2022, 12:49:42 pm
I'm not sure if this one is close enough to G Manc for you but there's one at Clitheroe in Lancs on a Wednesday night. They have a website for updates. They do seasonal rare breed sales of poultry too on a Saturday at various times throughout the year.
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: harmony on November 24, 2022, 02:52:26 pm
I'm not sure if this one is close enough to G Manc for you but there's one at Clitheroe in Lancs on a Wednesday night. They have a website for updates. They do seasonal rare breed sales of poultry too on a Saturday at various times throughout the year.


They do but not at present.
Title: Re: fur and feather auction near Greater Manchester
Post by: macgro7 on November 24, 2022, 09:03:59 pm
Now I could invest in a shot gun, but then I would need to apply for a licence, then I would need to join a shooting club to learn how to hunt and shoot then I would need to find a farmer that would grant me permission to shoot on there land

Alternatively I could find a good fur and feather auction near where I live that auction off cheap game and save all of the above hassle

So any recommendation please to where I can buy cheep game?

Thanks
Melton Mowbray cattle market have fur and feather auction every Tuesday for centuries, but it's been closed since the first lockdown - and flockdown...