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Gilten Market Fat Stock Show

8 Nov 2016

 Isle of Wight by Editor5807 Wikimedia

Gilten Market 

Join us at Gilten Market Fat Stock Show on 28th November 2016

 

Newport’s Mole Country Store is glad to be part of this year’s Gilten Market. A great culmination of the autumn season, the Gilten Market is the Isle of Wight’s premier Christmas fat stock show.

 

Held thanks to the Patronage of the High Sheriff of the Island, the market is the perfect celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage. Also, the money raised is often donated to the High Sheriff’s chosen charity for their year in office.

 

As the tradition holds and the name implies, the highlight of the market is when the High Sheriff gilds the winning beast with gold paint on its head or horns. The sale of animals takes place on the day with the prize winners in the fat stock classes usually attracting great competition from local butchers, meat wholesalers and catering butchers.

 

There are also classes for store cattle and Fat lambs both of which are also sold on the day,
All sales services are provided but Southern Counties Auctioneers based at Netherhampton, Salisbury.

 

This event is important to the Agricultural community on the Island. Not only is it a chance to show of prize-winning stock and get a good price for them in the auction, it is also a good opportunity for a social gathering – and around Christmas time it makes it all extra special.

 

The market took a bit of hit around the time of foot and mouth cropping up on the Island. But rising through that adversity – with support from IAE and Mole Country Stores – the Gilten Market committee has built the market back up to the impressive Island market it is today.

 

“The committee have worked so hard to drive interest and to see their efforts payoff is wonderful,” said Josie Rainbird, farm sales co-ordinator for Mole Country Stores. “The Newport Mole Country Store is happy to be part of the market day celebrations, and is happy to offer some great products at even greater values for all your Livestock Essentials.

 

“Thanks to our strong relationship with IAE, as well as our vast array of great agricultural items, we know we can help meet all your autumn housing needs,” she said.

 

Visit our experts at Southbank, Blackwater Road for more information, or contact Josie directly to help find new ways to save. And, with list of items to auction off from IAE, enjoy this year’s market!

 

Image supplied by Editor5807

 


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