Well known pure bred poultry keeper and fresh farm produce seller Davy Kerr, from Kircubbin, County Down, is planning to hold a poultry fair at the end of April depending on the current Avian Flu restrictions.
All being well, the event will get the green light to go ahead.
For poultry keepers across the country it will be such a welcome event as no poultry gatherings have been allowed to run in Northern Ireland since last November and many poultry keepers are overstocked.
Any developments on this planned poultry fair will be found on Davy’s Facebook site and when I know that he has got the green light to go ahead we will include all details on our FarmWeek poultry page.
The last poultry fair that Davy organised was in September 2021 – actually his first such event – and was a resounding success in a lovely part of the country.
This fair attracted poultry keepers from across the country, some of whom had been on the road for hours to support Davy’s first ever poultry fair.
Davy Kerr has had a great interest in traditional fowl breeds since he was a child and would have exhibited his birds at the Balmoral Show, Saintfield Show, the Dromore Club and the Ulster Poultry Federation Show, to name just a few of the events he supported.
He has had a passion for domestic geese, especially the wonderful Pomeranian breed, and has kept Belgian Bantams for years as well as Pekin, Dutch and German Langshan bantams.
He has kept his interest in these breeds although flat out with his wonderful Farmgate fresh farm produce business that he runs from home and which is a wonderful community hub on the Ards peninsula.
n Entries closing soon for the Balmoral Show
n With Davy being a keen exhibitor at the Balmoral Show, it gives me an opportunity to remind everyone that the closing date for entries for this year’s show is fast approaching and must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, March 18.
n The easiest way to enter is online.
Let’s all hope that the Avian Flu restrictions are lifted to allow these events to proceed and I hope to see you all there.
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