Children get up close to rare breeds in Bridgwater

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THESE weird and wonderful animals were just some of the beasts on display at the Sedgemoor Auction Centre near Bridgwater.

The Rare and Native Breeds Show was a chance for farmers and breeders to showcase some of the more unusual animals in their stables.

Sula Gibbard, who helped organise the event said: “A lot of people turned up with stock and there was a lot of support. Many people said they would come back next year.”

Every animal at the auction was a pure breed, rare, or traditional breed which means businesses could know the pedigrees of the animal and exactly where they came from.

Richard Broad, South-West field officer for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust, said: “We're trying to start an approved rare breed sale with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

“It's been a very successful pedigree sheep, pig and poultry sale. We had the best part of 300 sheep, featuring 15 breeds, a small number of pigs and around 500 lots of pure breed poultry.” Organisers are hoping to hold another event next year.

For more information visit www.rbst.org.uk or call Sula on 07818-431548.

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