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News : 20th April

Sale at short notice!

Commercial sale of Dorset Breeding females at Exeter Livestock Centre on Wednesday 13th May. Due to the recent changes in Covid-19 restrictions, Breeding sheep sales are now permitted under the new regulations regarding livestock market sales.

Kivells auctioneers, endorsed by the Dorset sheep society are pleased that this sale can go ahead at short notice and as such entries of female Dorset and Dorset crosses must be with the Auctioneers by 12noon on Monday 4th May.

A catalogued will be produced and available online by Wednesday 6th and any potential purchasers must register with the auctioneers by midday Tuesday 12th.

Further details from Russell Steer of Kivells, 07788318701 or 01392251261 or


It has been confirmed from Harrison & Hetherington, Carlisle – The Managing Directors and Auctioneers, have just this afternoon decided that the Spring Stars Dorset sale will be cancelled this year. This decision has not been taken lightly but by daily monitoring of the ongoing situation and spread of the pandemic it is felt that this is the correct approach at this point in time.


Very sadly, due to the ongoing situation with the Coronavirus, the very difficult decision has been made to cancel the May Fair.  There is a possibility that if things are different by the Autumn, that a sale may be held at Exeter Livestock Centre.

In an effort to try and help we are still going to produce a sale catalogue for all May Fair entries, so that potential purchasers can see what is available.  The normal entry conditions will still apply regarding the number of rams vendors are allowed to enter.  The catalogue will be a much smaller version than normal as there will be no show etc. 

All rams, individual females and sheep being entered in the registered section of pens of females must be registered in order for them to be entered into the catalogue.

 Entries will be free for all members. All members will also be sent this information by email or post.

 Entries will also be accepted from non members to put stock available in the purebred unregistered and/or Dorset first cross section.

 There will be an entry fee of £10 + VAT for all non members entries.

 When available the catalogue will be put on the Dorset Society website,

 If anybody would like a hard copy of the catalogue they would need to contact the breed secretary

 If anyone is interested in any lot in the catalogue they will need to contact the vendor direct.

 Please send your entries in by Monday, 6th April to: The Breed Secretary, 4 Dorchester Road, Grimstone, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 2NA, or alternatively on this occasion entries will be accepted from members by email.

 If you have any queries please either e-mail: or ring 01305 262126, where your call will be diverted to a mobile number.

Dorset Show Results

  • Masham Sheep Fair 2019 +

    Breed Champion: Mrs S & J Gray | Reserve Breed Champion: Mrs S & J E Gray Read More
  • 30th Ballymena Autumn Show & Sale, (NI) +

    Breed Champion: Ms L Weir | Reserve Breed Champion: Mr & Mrs G Miller Read More
  • Carlisle Show & Sale 2019 +

    Breed Champion: Mr G Cubitt | Reserve Breed Champion: Mr G Cubitt Read More
  • Nidderdale Show 2019 +

    Breed Champion: Mrs S & J Gray | Reserve Breed Champion: Mrs S & J E Gray Read More
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Sale Dates:

Carlisle Show & Sale of Dorset “Spring Stars” - Monday, 30th March
May Fair - Tuesday, 5th & Wednesday 6th May
Scotsheep - Wednesday, 3rd June
National Dorset Show (in conjunction with Great Yorkshire Show) - Tuesday, 14th July to Thursday, 16th July
Llandovery Show & Sale - Saturday, 27th June
Stirling Show & Sale - Wednesday, 22nd July
Worcester Show & Sale - Saturday, 11th July
48th NI Annual Premier Export Show & Sale - Monday, 27th July
National Sheep, Malvern - Tuesday, 28th July
9th NI EU Export Show & Sale, Venue TBC - Monday, 31st August
Gisburn Show & Sale - Saturday, 8th August
5th Omagh Show & Sale - Friday, 14th August
Carlisle Show & Sale - Friday, 28th August
31th NI Autumn Show & Sale - Monday, 5th October

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