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Is Birmingham ready for the Cheshire Set?

By on September 4, 2010

Three gorgeous Red Poll cows from Tatton’s Home Farm will be showcasing the farm’s rare breeds at the annual ‘Dairy Event and Livestock Show’, staged by The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th September.

Representing the much-loved farm in rural Cheshire East are three catwalk queens: Tatton Violet, Tatton Tulip and Tatton Willow Sage. At the annual Cheshire Show in June, Violet was awarded ‘Champion Rare Breed’ and Tulip received the award for ‘Reserve Champion Breed’, second only to Violet.

However, before they start their M6 adventure, there will be much preening and primping!  The cows will be washed, scrubbed and dried to a perfect shine; their coat neatly groomed and their hooves washed, brushed and polished.

Farm staff are working hard to have the cows looking their very best for their journey south (the furthest the cows have ever travelled!). Jayne Chapman, Farm Manager commented “We are really proud to be able to showcase our beautiful rare breeds at this prestigious show.  This is a fabulous opportunity for us to share our enthusiasm for Tatton’s rare breed stock and to meet similar producers”.

The 2010 Dairy Event and Livestock Show is a specialist event which attracts trade exhibitors and livestock farmers from all over the British Isles and Ireland and has a 134 year history.  This is the first time it has been held at the NEC.  Central to the show is a dedicated two acre livestock hall, where Tatton’s cattle will be on display. This area will also house The Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s (RBST) ‘National Show and Native Breeds Exhibition’, one of the key events of the show.

Home Farm is one of many attractions at Tatton Park, in Cheshire East, which was recently awarded Cheshire’s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the second year in a row.  The Farm received Rare Breed Accreditation Status in 2007 for its commitment to conserving and promoting rare breeds.

Home Farm
The Farm is open in high season (until 3rd October) from Tuesday to Sunday 12pm-5pm (last entry 4pm).  Prices: Adults £4.50, Child £2.50 (5-15 years of age), Family £11.50 (2 adults and up to 3 children).  National Trust members pay 50% entry to the Farm.  Park entry £5 per car.

Totally Tatton Ticket: ONE ticket to the Mansion, Gardens and Farm.  This ticket can be used on another day if one or more of the attractions are not visited (park entry applies).  Adult £7, Child £3.50, Family £17.  Visit our website for further information or call 01625 374400.

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