Show and sale to headline Scotsheep

Immediate past NSA Scotland chairman Jimmy Sinclair
Immediate past NSA Scotland chairman Jimmy Sinclair

A MULTI-BREED show and sale of sheep at this year’s Scotsheep in Berwickshire will be “a great opportunity”, says Heriot farmer Jimmy Sinclair.

The show and sale of pairs of breeding ewe hoggs is expected to be a major feature of the leading biennial event for sheep producers, hosted this year by John and Iain Macfarlane at Quixwood, Grantshouse, on June 4.

Mr Sinclair, the immediate past chairman of National Sheep Association (NSA) Scotland, which organises NSA Scotsheep, said: “The prize money provides a real incentive to exhibitors and the show and sale will present a great opportunity for both buyers and sellers to trade high-quality breeding ewe hoggs,”

The show and sale will include classes for 14 breeds and follows a similar sale – the first of its kind to be held in Scotland – at the Highland Sheep event at Dingwall earlier this year.

Mr Sinclair continued: “The sale at Highland Sheep proved highly successful and attracted a huge ringside of buyers, with a top price of 550gns each, for a pair of Suffolks from Mrs Irene Fowlie.”

Classes are being offered for Beltex, Bluefaced Leicester, Charollais, Jacob, Lleyn, North Country Cheviot (hill), North Country Cheviot (park), Scottish Blackface, Mules, Shetland, Suffolk, Texel, Zwartbles and any other breed.

The sale will be conducted by United Auctions, Stirling.

The closing date for entries is May 2.

For more information contact Euan Emslie, NSA Scotsheep organiser, on 01430 441870/07718 908523 or at euan@appliedremedies.co.uk.