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Wednesday 27th May 2015 (including young stock show). Catalogue is normally available here 7 days before the sale date

Welcome to the New Forest Livestock Society.

Introduction

New Forest Commoners have always sought to control the sale of their stock through sales in the forest. Over the years this has taken many guises and in the last century sales took place in several locations around the Lyndhurst area. Finally, it seemed that the place for pony sales was to be Beaulieu Road, and sales of semi feral and handled stock have taken place here for over 60 years. Originally, the site was on the opposite side of the road to the current sale yard, which was probably due to the train station being located there. Commoners, Agisters and Railway Stewards all helped with the sales and to move stock through the sale yard with many being loaded on to carriages once sold and transported out of the forest.

Sometime after the second world war the yard moved to its current location and the basis of today’s sales started to develop. The yard itself also grew in size with the changes in demand and underwent several partial rebuilds and refurbishments under the auspices of the New Forest Pony Breeding & Cattle Society. By the beginning of the new millennium the sale yard and the market in general were enduring tough times. It was clear that in order to ensure the survival of the semi feral sales in the New Forest something dramatic would need to be done.

The Commoners Defence Association (CDA) and the New Forest Pony Breeding and Cattle Society (NFPB&CS) joined forces to start a new organisation, the New Forest Livestock Society (NFLS) with a view to concentrating on the sales and their survival. The initial set up of the NFLSwas made with equal numbers of nominations of members from each of the two founder organisations with an independent chairman.
The NFLS was formed, and since 2001 has gone from strength to strength becoming a company limited by guarantee and forming close working relations with the New Forest Trust who manage its lease with the Forestry Commission and some of its other financial arrangements while continuing to work with its founder organisations where required. The NFLS now run the sale yard, provide stewards for the sales and keep a maintenance schedule in place with the sales run in association with Southern Counties Auctioneers.

Latest Site Updates

15.12.14: Beaulieu Road Pony Sales Dates 2015
15.12.14: Foal Show 27th November 2014 Photos
27.11.14: Foal Show 27th November 2014 Results
31.10.14: Pre-Sale Foal Show 27th November Schedule & Entry Form
30.09.14: October 22nd Sale Cancelled
21.08.14: September 18th Sale Cancelled
03.06.14: Pre-Sale Foal Show 22nd October Schedule & Entry Form
13.05.14: Pre-Sale Youngstock Show 8th May 2014 Results & Photos
03.05.14: Pre Sale Show Catalogue
01.05.14: Sales Catalogue for Thursday 8th May
30.04.14: Vendors Guide - Information for Sellers & Sales Entry Form
19.03.14: Society Information & Committee Updated
14.03.14: Pre-Sale Youngstock Show 8th May 2014 Schedule & Entry Form

 

 

This website was part financed by the European Community New Forest LEADER+ 2000-2006 Programme.

All photographs copyright Sally Fear

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