Annual Sale of Lincoln Longwool Sheep

Date: Sunday 30th July 2017 at 2:45pm

Location: Heckington Show Ground, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 9JF

Viewing: Sunday 30th July, at any time during the Show opening times

Sale Report:

The annual Society auction of pedigree Lincoln Longwool sheep took place on Sunday 30th July at the Heckington Show.

The champion shearling ram, Yaddlethorpe Tornado, was bred by K.M. Robinson and was sold by auction to C. Ellerby of Aunsby for 350 guineas. The champion gimmer, Tillbridge Bluenell, was bred by T & L.C. Newboult and was sold by auction to Mr Archer of Saltfleetby for 178 guineas.

Although entries were down this year, 93% of those offered were sold, with rams averaging 313 guineas, gimmers 137 guineas, ram lambs 122 guineas and ewe lambs 81 guineas.

Chairman Louise Fairburn presented the Chairman’s salver to the organiser of the Heckington Show, Charles Pinchbeck, with the Society producing some engraved whiskey glasses to commemorate over 125 years, serving this county pedigree breed.

Our firm is proud to be the appointed auctioneers for the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders Association. This annual show and sale for the Society takes place on the Sunday of Heckington Show, in the livestock arena. There is £130 of prize money to be won, kindly sponsored in 2017 by Dexter & Sharpe Accountants and Chattertons Solicitors, with rosettes being presented to the first four ewes and the first two rams in the Show. The auction commences at approximately 2.45pm after the Grand Parade, and is traditionally conducted in guineas, one guinea equalling £1.05.


In order to submit an entry for the sale you must be registered with the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders Association [contact the Secretary - 01522 568660]

Download an entry form (right) or you may have received one by post

Complete your form and return to our Horncastle office, along with the appropriate entry fee.

  • All sheep will be presumed to carry a WARRANTY OF SOUNDNESS in respect of mouth and udder, such warranty being expressly declared by each Vendor upon signature on the Entry Form.
  • All sheep must be presented in a normal untrimmed fleece.
  • All sheep will be examined by breed inspectors for breed and congenital defects. The decision to reject by the breed inspectors is final.
  • This sale is for young sheep only: females born 2016 & 2017; males born 2015, 2016 & 2017. Shearling rams - min. weight 85kg (190lb), shearling ewes min.weight 70 kg (150lb).


If you are interested in purchasing animals at this year's sale, please come prepared!

Catalogues are available to download opposite or you can request one by contacting our Horncastle office ( or the LLSBA.

There is no need to register prior to the sale if you intend to buy however if you are unknown to the Auctioneers it would be wise to introduce yourself beforehand - we can normally be found in the livestock tents from around 2pm on sale day. There will be LLSBA representatives on hand in the livestock tent at their stand, throughout the Show.

  • The sale is conducted in guineas, one guinea equals £1.05. There will also be a 2.5% levy by the LLSBA payable to the Auctioneers by the Purchaser.
  • Payment is strictly immediately after the sale by either cash or cheque.
  • You will be asked to register with the LLSBA if you are not already a member - you can contact them prior to the sale regarding their requirements
  • Animals must be removed from the sale ground by the end of Heckington Show and if you are unsure about movement licensing you are advised to contact the LLSBA for clarity.
  • The Vendors shall have the right to fix a reserve price for any of their entries. The Auctioneers reserve the right to bid on behalf of the Vendor up to this price.
  • The upset price for rams will be 150gns, ram lambs 100gns, ewes 100gns, and ewe lambs 70gns.
  • Vendors of Champion sheep will have the option to sell their animal first or in catalogue order.
  • The LLSBA will not guarantee that any sheep in this sale does not carry a black gene.

For further information contact our Auction Department or the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders Association - 01522 568660.

We welcome your support in whatever capacity, vendors and buyers, or why not come along simply to have a look at what we do. We are constantly looking for new sponsors for this event – please contact our Auction department for further details.

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