Fancy owning your own Valais Blacknose?


70 Valais Blacknose sheep will be offered for sale later this month.

Fancy owning your own Valais Blacknose?

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70 Valais Blacknose sheep will be offered for sale later this month.

Over 70 entries will go under the hammer at Beattie’s Valais Blacknose export sale at 109 Glenpark Road, Omagh, BT797ST, on Friday, July 26th at 7:30 pm.

All stock – including - ewes, ewes with lambs at food, rams and wethers – are eligible for immediate export, according to their owners; Richard and Selina Beattie, Omagh.

2018

The husband-and-wife-team hosted Ireland’s first sale of Valais Blacknose last year; it attracted massive interest, with buyers in attendance from right across Ireland, as visitors travelled as far as Cork.

A top price of 2,000 guineas was paid by a Tipperary-based farmer for a Valais Blacknose stock ewe; a Westmeath farmer forked out 1,450 guineas for a three-crop ewe.

The only ewe and lamb outfit at the sale was acquired for 1200 guineas by a Letterkenny farmer, while April-born ewe lambs peaked at 1000 guineas and rams topped out at 400 guineas.

The breed

Valais Blacknose sheep originate from Switzerland where they have earned a reputation as being a hardy sheep that can withstand challenging weather climates.

Also referred to as "Black Nose" sheep, they trace back to approximately 1400; however, it was 1962 before they were formally recognised in their own merit.

The Valais black-faced sheep is a dual-purpose breed, raised for both its wool and meat; however, most of the breeders raise the Valais mainly with the aim of meat production as it is quite profitable with sheep being large-sized.

When it comes to their wool, it is best suitable for carpets or felting. The black-faced sheep are friendly, easily tamed and have a peaceful nature.

Information

To obtain a catalogue, text – 079-84694616

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