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Barr Farm Workshop on tour 10th April 2017

Barr Farm Workshop on tour 10th April 2017

A surprise visit to York Auction Centre was on the cards for the Community Members who usually walk to the farm on a Monday morning.  Here, the first to go under the auctioneers hammer were the numerous pens of young pigs, followed by the much larger shows.  It was impressive how quickly the pens were sold and Ian, George and Michael took in all the sights, sounds and smells.  Then it was tea break time, so George and I decided to each purchase a pig !; well parts of one in the form of a bacon and sausage sarnie !  Ian had cake and we all had a hot drink to keep us going.  After tea break e had a quick look at the cattle being delivered for sale at the rear of the mart, then we went to watch the sheep pens get sold off.  It was good to observe this part of the food chain and see where farmers buy stock to grow on the butchers purchase animals for meat.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and said that they would like to go again.  Maybe next time we could start our own farm if we buy some livestock and can fit them in to the car .......