The Chairman, Treasurer, a Council member and the Secretary of the White Park Cattle Market all had the pleasure of visiting Melton Mowbray Cattle Market recently to view the new cattle lines that are being constructed. The new lines are due to open for business in Spring 2017.
Following the tour of the construction site the WPCS representatives then joined other cattle society officials for lunch. A presentation on the Rare Breeds Show and Sale organised each year by Grassroots Systems Ltd followed. Members present also heard about the Rare Breeds Survival Trust gene bank and the changes to the Zootechnical regulations, breed monitoring and FAnGR list with respect to special area payments and derogation from culling in the event of an exotic disease outbreak.
Everyone present agreed that the event had been a highly informative and interesting day.