Rare & Minority Breeds

Thainstone Centre holds two main rare breed events per year during May and September.
The event, which has been popular for over 20 years, is an ideal day out for all the family and attracts interest from all over Scotland with entries including:
  • minority breed livestock, cattle, pigs, goats and sheep
  • horses and ponies
  • cages of rare breed poultry – turkeys, large fowl, bantams, pheasants, quail, pigeons, guinea fowl, pea fowl, geese and ducks
  • hatching eggs
  • harness and tack
  • poultry equipment
  • implement and hand tools from a bygone era
 The popular event features a family element with a wide variety of stalls in the Centre’s concourse area with offerings of arts and crafts, gifts and accessories.

Rare & Minority Livestock Sales 2017
Saturday 2nd September 2017
(Incorporating Show & Sale of Jacob & Ryeland Sheep)
Closing Date for Entries - Friday 11th August 2017

Please note the closing date for the Horses and Ponies will also be the same date as the Rarebreeds.


Monday 9th October 2017 - Show and Sale of Registered Pedigree Shetland Ponies

Show: 8.00 am Sale: 10.30 am
Also, Sale of  Horses, Ponies and Tack
(Entries Close Monday 21st August 2017)

On-line bidding available using the i-bidder.com system.
Contact Alan Donald on 01467 623753 for details



Key Contacts

Alan Hutcheon, Auction Operations Manager
Name: Alan Hutcheon F.I.A. (Scot.)
Title: Auction Operations Manager
Tel: 01467 623711
Mobile: 07801 186304
Email: Alan.Hutcheon@anmgroup.co.uk
John Angus, Store Breeding & Pedigree Cattle Manager
Name: John Angus F.I.A. (Scot.)
Title: Store Breeding & Pedigree Cattle Manager
Mobile: 07801 186312
Email: John.Angus@anmgroup.co.uk
Colin Slessor, Sheep Sales Manager
Name: Colin Slessor F.I.A. (Scot.)
Title: Sheep Sales Manager/Auctioneer
Tel: 01467 623703
Mobile: 07808 182108
Email: Colin.Slessor@anmgroup.co.uk


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