Dear Zwartbles member,
The Zwartbles pedigree sale at Hilltown on Friday 5 October will NOT be an export sale as we had previously hoped. DARD has refused to issue an Export Licence to the mart because not all of the sheep entered will be from scrapie monitored flocks. However, we will still advertise the sale to prospective Southern Irish buyers and inform them that sheep purchased from scrapie monitored flocks, will after the expiry of 30 days (60 days for rams) be delivered free of charge.
Sale entry forms can be obtained by contacting Judy on firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting 07885065531. Entries close on Saturday 8 September.
Entry forms for the Zwartbles flock competition can also be obtained by contacting Judy. This years flock competition will be judged during the first two weeks of October by last years winner, Noleen Henry.
Entries close on Saturday 15 September.
For those of you in Southern Ireland there will be a registered pure breed Zwartbles sale at the Blessington Mart on Saturday the 29th of September. If your interested in selling sheep call Doyle’s Auctioneers 01 490 3201 for entry forms which need to be in by Wednesday September 12th.