The announcement of the first sale in Ireland of Valais Blacknose sheep has stirred up considerable interest with catalogues now available on request.
The auction which takes place on Friday evening, July 27, will be held at the Balmoral Showgrounds in Lisburn and be conducted by Shaun Irvine, Ballymena Livestock Mart.
All stock are eligible for immediate export on the night.
There will be 53 lots to come under the hammer comprising of four stock ewes, two ewes with lambs at foot, 28 well bred ewe lambs, 14 ram lambs and five castrated ram lambs suitable for pets.
The sheep are from the highly regarded flock of Richard & Selina Beattie, who made their debut at Balmoral Show earlier in the year with their very own promotional stand. The sale lots offer a unique opportunity for new flocks to be formed.
Heralded as the “World’s Cutest Sheep,” the Valais Blacknose have a unique appearance and have quite a following throughtout the UK and Ireland. All of the stock are fully registered and features many top bloodlines imported from Switzerland.
Viewing is from 5pm on Friday, July 27, followed by the sale at 7.30pm sharp.
Seats cannot be reserved so auctioneer Shaun Irvine recommends interested parties arrive early.
For catalogues contact Ballymena Mart on 028 25 633470 or Richard Beattie on 07984 694616.