Ewe hogg sale to be a feature of NSA Scot Sheep 2016

1st April 2016

15 different breeds of ewe hoggs will be on offer in pairs as part of a special select show and sale at NSA Scot Sheep on Wednesday 1st June 2016.

Scotland's one-day biennial national sheep event is organised by NSA Scottish Region, with RBS as main sponsor, and is being hosted by the Campbell family at Blythbank, Penicuik, near Edinburgh later this year. The event is expected to attract several thousand sheep farmers from all over Scotland and the North of England.

The show and sale will be open to ewe hoggs born in 2015 from MV accredited or non-accredited flocks and classes are being offered for the following breeds: Beltex; Bluefaced Leicester; Charollais; Jacob; Lleyn; North Country Cheviot (hill and park); Scottish Blackface; Mule; Shetland; Suffolk; Texel; Zwartbles; South Country Cheviot; any other native breed and any other continental breed.

A ewe hogg show and sale was introduced for the first time at the last NSA Scotsheep two years ago and proved highly successful,” says Jimmy Sinclair, immediate past president of NSA Scottish Region. Mr Sinclair is organising the sale in conjunction with auctioneers, United Auctions of Stirling and says entries for this year’s show and sale have already been received from a number of leading flocks throughout Scotland.

Judges appointed for the show include William Dunlop, Elmscleugh, Dunbar (Bluefaced Leicester, Blackface, Mules and any other native breed), Scott Davies, North Synton, Ashkirk, Selkirk (North Country Cheviot (park), North Country Cheviot (hill), South Country Cheviot and Zwartbles) and David Gilmour, Broomknowes, Maybole, Ayrshire (Beltex, Charollais, Lleyn, Suffolk, Texel and any other continental breed).

The sale will take place at 4.00pm and entries close on Friday 6th May. For more information, contact Event Organiser Euan Emslie on [email protected] / 07718 908523

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March 31, 2016