The Waterford Blackface Sheep Breeders Association is holding a special in-lamb ewe sale of Perth-type ewes on Saturday 13 February at 12.30pm.
The sale, which takes place in Cork Marts Dungarvan sales yard, includes 35 top-quality ewes from eight breeders, ranging in age from two-year-old hoggets to three- and four-year-old ewes.
Dungarvan Mart manager Ger Flynn says the sale is taking place against a background of successful ewe lamb and ram sales held in autumn 2020, with a strong customer base expressing an appetite to get their hands on in-lamb sheep.
This demand is stemming from local breeders with a preference for Perth-type Scottish Blackface sheep and breeders across the country looking to broaden their bloodlines.
A catalogue is currently being formulated and will be available before the sale and detail specific information on each animal, including age, scanning and lambing data and genetic information.
Viewing takes place from 10.30am on Saturday by appointment (contact the mart on 058-41611), while the sale takes place on the LSL sales platform.
Enquiries regarding the sheep on offer can be made to Noel P Walsh on 087-642 4259 or Mattie Fahey on 087-780 9845.