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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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‘Worlds cutest’ Valais Blacknose sheep to go under the hammer in online sale

Bonniconlon Valais Blacknose is a pedigree flock of the world-famous “cutest sheep” originating from the mountainous Valais region of Switzerland.

The flock was established in 2019 and is one of only a handful in the country.

The breed is very new to Ireland, and the Valais Blacknose Sheep Èire group is currently in the process of establishing a new breed society flock book for pedigree flocks to register their sheep with them.

ShowStock is “Ireland’s leading premier livestock catalogue”, working with some of the country’s largest and most successful breed societies to advertise their pedigree sales.

ShowStock provides sale previews in the weeks leading up to pedigree sales whereby each breeder has the opportunity to showcase photos and videos of their sale lots to a vast online and social media audience in advance of the sale.

This has proven to be a vital link between the breeder, their livestock and the purchaser during online sales throughout this pandemic period.

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Sale of Valais Blacknose

The current sale is the first of its kind on and accepts bids until Monday evening (May 3rd, 2021) between 6pm – 8pm.

The sale comprises nine different lots of various Valais Blacknose cross-breds.

They are a mixture of combinations, including 3 young ram lambs from Mayo Blackface and Jacob ewes, 2 ewe lambs born in January 2021, 2 Kerry Hill ewes with single lambs at foot, a Zwartbles ewe with her lamb and a Romney ewe with April-2021 twins.

Lots for sale: 
Viewing and bidding

Furthermore, the flock owner can arrange a viewing of all lots before the close of the sale on Monday, in adherence to all Covid-19 guidelines.

You can contact ShowStock. i.e by emailing – [email protected] or the breeder directly on 0871143338.

Prospective purchasers can view and bid on all lots on the website by visiting here.

To share your story, email – [email protected]

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