Sheep for Sale or Wanted – Old
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.
THE EDGEHILL FLOCK HAS TWO RAMS FOR SALE
The rams were born in 2019, are strong and well grown. Both are only being sold as their daughters are entering the Edgehill flock. For further information please contact Philip Douthwaite via his email
THE MIDDLETON FLOCK HAS A RAM FOR SALE
Deirdre Frith has a Shearling Ram for sale – C16231 Middleton Moor Lovel.
Date of Birth:16/04/2021.
Sire: Apletree Tom C12129.
Dam: Darley Moor Jasmin C14681.
For further information please contact Deirdre via email or phone her on 07546287799.
THE PEAK EDGE FLOCK HAS 2 RAMS FOR SALE.
Gilly Storer is selling two rams from her Peak Edge flock. Both rams have been successfully shown. They are only for sale as their daughters have been kept. There are also several shearling tups for sale. Please contact Gilly on 07816 387620 or via email for further information.
THE PLUMBURY FLOCK HAS 3 RAM LAMBS FOR SALE
These 3 ram lambs are only for sale as closely related females are being retained in the flock. They were all born in Feb/March this year. For further information please contact Simon Bing on 07912487317 or via email .
- C16485 Plumbury Ultima
- C16486 Plumbury Ulysses
- C16487 Plumbury Universe
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.
- Always make sure the seller has notified the Society of the transfer of ownership to you. This can only be done by the seller either by filling in the transfer section of the Pedigree Certificate and returning it to the Registrar, or directly online via the Online Flock Book. Remember you will NOT be able to register lambs unless the sheep have been properly transferred to you, and you are a member of the Cotswold Sheep Society.
- 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!!