The Society’s online sale saw over 100 lots of Valais Blacknose sheep go under the hammer, with Scottish Breeders Raymond Irvine and Jenni McAllister’s ram lamb Highland Hero topping the sale at £6,550. Following at £6300 was Westmorland Hollie a ewe lamb belonging to Cumbrian breeder Tim Dunne. Cheshire breeder Eliott Ford sold Maverick Import VBN3291, an ewe with lamb at foot for £5650. Ewe lamb, Accraplatts Heather bred by Caroline Brown sold for £5,100 and Goldies Valais Blacknose sold their shearling ewe Denne Manor Penelope for £5000.
Speaking about the online Sale Jenni McAllister continues, “Hosting the online sale was a first in the history of the society, but it has been our largest Sale yet featuring over 100 lots. We were thrilled with the amount of entries which attracted both UK and global breeders, incredibly happy with the response from respective buyers and the overall sales results for all society members.”
Alongside the online event, the society also launched a fundraiser to raise money for The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) who provide an array of support to families and individuals in the agricultural industry. Semen pellets from fantastic rams belonging to the Highland, Westmorland and Whitehall flocks were sold at the end of the online sale with all proceeds donated to the charity, in addition to 25% of all online raffle tickets and 2019/2020 calendar sales proceeds.
Lot 119 Highland Hero £6550 purchased by J Knowles-Brown and H & E Duncan
Lot 40 Westmorland Hollie £6300 purchased by J Knowles-Brown
Lot 27 Maverick Import VBN3291 £5650 purchased by Cockerill (Farms) Ltd
Lot 48 Accraplatts Heather £5100 purchased by Mr Simon Slann
Lot 2 Denne Manor Penelope £5000 purchased by Ms Lisa Shaw
39 Ewe lambs £3332.05
4 Ewes £4087.50
12 Ram Lambs £1356.36
6 Shearling Rams £2208.33
8 Doses of Semen £170.00