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News : 22nd June

Worcester Sale – Cancelled

Very sadly, due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19 the very difficult decision has been made to cancel the Worcester sale due to be held on the 11th July.

Listed in the download PDF below are some sheep available for sale that would have been entered for the sale.

If you are interested in any of the lots, please contact the vendor direct.

Download Catalogue PDF


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.


Welcome to Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep

The Dorset Horn Sheep Breeders' Association

The Dorset Horn Sheep Breeders' Association was established in 1891 for "the encouragement of the breeding of Dorset Horn Sheep at home and abroad and the maintenance of the purity of the breed".

During the late 1950's hornless Dorset sheep, developed in Australia, were introduced to the UK and rapidly grew in popularity. By 1974 there were more Poll Dorsets registered than Dorset Horns and in recognition of this the Association's name was changed in 1981 to the Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders' Association.

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Dorset Show Results

  • 2020 Virtual Show Results +

    Overall Champion: Miss L Crowther | Champion Male: Miss L Crowther 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

Forthcoming Sales >