Sheep for Sale or Wanted
WHEN YOU HAVE SOLD YOUR SHEEP – It would be very helpful if you would email us to let us know as we wish to keep these pages as up to date as possible. Thank you.
While all sheep advertised on this website are registered and should meet breed standards, they have NOT been inspected by the Society. (Only sheep bought through the Annual Breed Sale at Cirencester Market will have been ‘card graded’ by the Society.) Lambs may be advertised while just Birth Notified, but must be Registered by the breeder before they are sold.
We would encourage members to add photos of your sheep when advertising them on this page as this does increase the likelihood of you selling them. To place an advert please email the Society.
If you would like advice about buying or selling Cotswolds then please contact our Secretary, Lynne Parkes and she will put you in touch with someone who can advise you. There are sometimes rams for hire too.
Small Flock for Sale
Owing to the owners’ retirement the Blenheim flock is for sale. There are 10 homebred Blenheim ewes and a ram – Monkshill Gizmo. The owners would very much like the flock to be sold as a whole. This would make an excellent starter flock for a new member, or as an addition to an already established breeder. For further information please contact Heather Roberts by email at email@example.com
The Darley Moor Flock – has sheep for sale:
Darley Moor Snowstorm Sired Majority of Stock
Over 400 Rosettes now.
Rare Breed Champion Hope 2019, 1st Hope & Nidderdale 2019 for fleeces
For sale owing to reducing stock – Ewe Lambs, Shearling & Senior Ewes
For information contact:
Darley Forest Grange
Matlock DE4 5LJ
Tel. 01629 73 46 67
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR BUYERS
When you are buying Cotswolds off a farm (and not through the Breed Sale when all the sheep have to be registered) there a few things you should be aware of:
- All Cotswolds sold as ‘pedigree’ or ‘registered’ of whatever age, must be registered with the Society by the breeder who has to be a member of the Society. The buyer cannot register sheep.
- Always ask to see the sheep’s paperwork before purchasing – if in doubt please contact the Society as we have details of all sheep registered with us.
- Lambs can be Birth Notified – this does not mean they necessarily reach the breed standard. Be aware – only the breeder can upgrade a lamb’s status to Registered (which means it is judged by the breeder to reach the breed standard) – we strongly advise you to make sure all stock is registered BEFORE purchase.
- Only 2 registered sheep can produce a lamb which can itself be registered. A term such as ‘pure bred’ is NOT the same as ‘registered’. Such sheep may indeed be Cotswold but they are not, and never can be, registered pedigree sheep.
Please also note that you must be aware of all tagging and movement legislation before moving sheep – all breeding sheep must be double tagged (with one EID tag and its matching pair) before leaving the farm where it was born. All movements must be to a registered holding and accompanied by a completed Movement License. The Society ‘Breed Tag’ can be fitted in addition to the two official tags – it cannot be used on its own. Records must be kept of all medicines used, when, and where purchased, along with all sheep movements in your Flock Register. Please visit GOV.UK for full details.
An excellent book to get you going with the basics of sheep keeping is the Haynes Manual; The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Caring for Your Flock. The downloadable Information for New Members is a useful guide to a few basics of keeping Cotswold sheep.
For any questions concerning buying and selling sheep – please do contact the Society and we will do all we can to help you – we want you to enjoy your Cotswold experience!!