Show and Sale of pairs of Breeding Ewe Hoggs set to be a feature of NSA Scotsheep 2014

20th December 2013

A multi-breed show and sale of pairs of breeding ewe hoggs will be a major feature of next year’s NSA Scotsheep 2014 to be held at Quixwood, Grantshouse, Berwickshire, on June 4, courtesy of host farmers, John and Iain Macfarlane.

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

“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,” said Jimmy Sinclair, immediate past chairman of NSA Scotland, the organisers of NSA Scotsheep.

“Entries for the show and sale at NSA Scotsheep will be limited and I would advise prospective exhibitors to start thinking soon about what they might enter and get their entries in early.”

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 but it may have to be advanced if entries are over-subscribed. The show and sale is open to both MV accredited and non-accredited ewe lambs born in 2013

Exhibitors must be members of the National Sheep Association and an entry fee of £50 + VAT will apply for each pair of hoggs entered. Attractive prize money of £200 for first, £100 for second and £50 for third in each class is on offer.

“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,” said Mr Sinclair.

Further details and entry forms are available from Euan Emslie, NSA Scotsheep organiser, Tel: 01430 441870/07718 908523, E-mail: [email protected]