Check the calendar for details of events where you are likely to see or be able to buy Castlemilk Moorit sheep.

Key
  • Shows with Rare Breeds
  • Sales for Rare Breeds
  • CMSS Events

Calendar

Rare Breeds Shows

One of the important (and enjoyable) ways to introduce people to our lovely breed of sheep is via show classes at the local agricultural shows.

We are now into our sixth year of offering a Breed Society ‘Best Castlemilk Moorit’ rosette in shows around the country. The number of shows offering these rosettes has increased so there should be one near you; as you will only be competing against other Castlemilks for these rosettes we hope this will encourage more people to think about showing who may be put off by the diverse classes. Check the listings below for shows near you and see if they have a society rosette to award.

So why not consider showing this year? – All these shows have classes or stands open to rare breed/primitive sheep breeds. It is also worth checking the RBST website as they also often advertise shows featuring rare breeds. Click on the website links to get more details about each show.

Sale for Rare Breeds

It is becoming more common to see Castlemilk Moorits at rare breed sales.

It is worth contacting the auctioneers to see if any Castlemilks have been entered, or if you have surplus stock for sale, to get details for entries. Please note there is normally a closing date about a month before the sale so it is worth making contact early. When we know the closing dates we will post details here.

Upcoming

March 2018

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Dingwall & Highland Spring Sale

Rare & minority breeds of poultry and native bred livestock

April 2018

Saturday, 28 April 2018

York 13th Spring Sale

At York Livestock Centre
Entries close 8 April

Saturday, 28 April 2018

NWA Show & Sale

Sale of Rare & Minority Breed Livestock in association with the RBST
At J36 Rural Auction Centre

May 2018

17 to 19 May 2018

Devon County Show

3 day county show with rare breed livestock classes

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Thainstone Spring Sale

Rare and Minority Breed Sale, Implements & Hand tools from a Bygone Era
Registered Shetland Ponies, Horses, Ponies & Tack
Thainstone Centre, Inverurie
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB51 5XZ

19 to 20 May 2018

Royal Welsh Spring Show

A celebration of smallholding and rural life

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Woodall Spa Country Show

Woodhall Spa Country Show was founded by a group of livestock and vintage enthusiasts, the hub of the show still revolves around the cattle, sheep, poultry and vintage sections. This year we have as our theme ‘Breeds of Sheep’ We hope to be able to demonstrate how sheep have developed from the earliest animals brought to the country around 4000 B.C. by Neolithic settlers

26 to 27 May 2018

Hertfordshire County Show

The show has been officially running for 131 years. Since 1962 it’s been held on the societies 70 acres of land just off the M1, making it accessible for most the county.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Shropshire County and Agricultural Show

The annual Shropshire County Agricultural Show attracts thousands of people from across the country to the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury for a celebration of the rural community and to highlight the role it plays in our daily lives.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Surrey County Show

The show is held on the 66 acre site of Stoke Park, just a mile from Guildford Town Centre. It's the biggest one day agricultural show in the UK.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Sherborne Castle County Fair

Held in the grounds of Sherborne Castle this spectacular lakeside event highlights traditional rural skills, as well as those more modern.

30 to 31 May 2018

Staffordshire Country Show

The show will is a great day out for all the Family. Sample some superb local produce, exquisite crafts and enjoy a whole host of family activities, animal displays and performances.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

30 May to 2 June 2018

Royal Bath & West Show

The Royal Bath & West Show is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

June 2018

7 to 9 June 2018

Royal Cornwall Show

A top agricultural show which attracts increasing numbers of animals, entered into the hundreds of classes which are refined each year.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Honley Show

The aims of Honley Show Society are to promote agriculture, outdoor skills and responsibility for the countryside.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Royal Three Counties Show

The Heart of England’s premiere celebration of the countryside and rural life. Come with family and friends to Royal Three Counties Show - a great summer’s day out. Lots of activities for all the family ensure that there is never a dull moment.

The Sunday is RBST Rare and Minority Breeds day with a dedicated Castlemilk Moorit only class.

19 to 20 June 2018

Royal Cheshire County Show

With its roots firmly embedded in farming, the 2018 show will, again hold the many competition classes for cattle, sheep, pigs and dairy goats, but will also include hundreds of classes for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and dog show.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

22 to 23 June 2018

Woolfest

The original British Wool Festival established in 2005. Woolfest was founded to provide a showcase and a celebration of the best of wool and wool crafts. The Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society will have a stand showcasing the breed.

27 to 28 June 2018

Royal Norfolk Show

With 700 trade stands, over 3000 animals and hundreds of attractions there’s something for everyone.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

July 2018

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Cranleigh Show

With over seventy livestock classes and eighty equestrian classes, an impressive number of trophies, awards, appearance and prize money, the Cranleigh Show attracts exhibitors from all over the South East.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Caernarfon Show

North Wales show established in 1881.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Malton Show

The Malton Show now enters its 132nd year. The Malton Agricultural Society was formed in 1833 and the first recorded summer show or exhibition was held in the early 1870s.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Isle of Wight Show

The Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society dates back to 1874. Queen Victoria became the first patron in 1882 and was a regular visitor to the Society’s annual show where she exhibited livestock from the Osborne Estate.

10 to 12 July 2018

Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show features the best of British farming and is England’s premier agricultural show. Held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate it gives first-hand experience of agriculture and rural life through demonstrations and exhibitions as well as a ‘not to be missed’ insight into the very latest in the agricultural industry.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Ashby Show

It's the 104th Annual Ashby Show. This year we have an exciting main ring programme, great shopping opportunities combined with an extensive range of show classes. The show is organised by the Ashby de la Zouch Agricultural Society.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Driffield Show

A traditional show with livestock, handicraft and horticulture classes,

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

NSA Sheep 2018

NSA Sheep Event is a highly commended event that has grown in strength over the years. It is a huge draw for sheep farmers from across the UK, pulling large numbers of visitors from the Midlands, South West England and Wales, as well as further afield.

CMSS will have a stand at this event.

21 to 22 July 2018

Lambeth Country Show

You can expect all the attractions of a traditional country show plus much more. Horticultural shows, sheep dog and owl displays, home grown vegetable and flower competitions, an abundance of craft and food stalls and a very own on site farm will be there for all to enjoy. All this will be on offer and more with a distinctively urban south London vibe.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

24 to 26 July 2018

New Forest Show

One of the events is the SHEEP SHOW. This educational and entertaining display is a must see at the New Forest and Hampshire County Show.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Banchory Show

A fun day for all the family. Set in the heart of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Heckington Show

Nothing quite matches Heckington Show for the relaxed way that it combines the intimacy of a village show with the expectation of the national stage. Heckington Show is a true family day out.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Shrewsbury Sale of Traditional and rare breeds

Ninth Sale of Traditional, Native & Rare Breeds of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs & Poultry

August 2018

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Emley Show

Emley Show is over 120 years old – with the first show held in 1893. It has moved around a number of sites over the years, with the current one being Factory Farm on Emley Moor.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Oswestry Show

In the Livestock Area, competitors will show their many breeds of Cattle and Sheep. For some more diverse breeds there is a very popular Rare Breeds Section and the Goat Section is also well worth a visit.

4 to 5 August 2018

Mudchute Agricultural Show

The 2018 Mudchute Agricultural Show will take place on Saturday and Sunday, the 4th and 5th August! There will be lots to discover and explore as well as events and competitions where you can join in the fun!

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sykehouse Show

133rd Sykehouse Show. Our aim is to promote and advance traditional agriculture, horticulture, livestock breeding and Arts & Crafts.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Ashover Show

A traditional country show which has something to entertain every member of your family.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Lampeter Show

The Lampeter agricultural show follows in the tradition of the Cardiganshire Agricultural Society which was first established in 1784 to promote and improve farming methods, crops and livestock in West Wales.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Ellingham and Ringwood Show

A show with lots to offer for all the family.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Trawden Show

The show is organised by Trawden & District Agricultural Society and offers a fabulous day for all the family. The show is held on a 20 acre site on and around the village recreation ground with superb views across the surrounding countryside including Pendle Hill.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Fillongley Show

Our Traditional Country Show, probably the longest running in Warwickshire attracts many visitors for a fun packed day out.
There are a number of Trade Stands, children’s entertainments and stalls within the grounds offering a varied selection of goods and services as well as the livestock and other classes.

14 to 15 August 2018

Anglesey Show

The Show offers superbly presented animals and livestock, shopping and exhibition pavilion, equestrian events, craft exhibitors, food hall, produce exhibitions, machinery and vehicle stands.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show

Agriculture, farming and rural activities are always at the heart of our show. At the Gillingham & Shaftesbury, we are very honoured to have some of the country’s best livestock exhibitors who bring along top quality animals to compete in over 280 classes.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Melpash Show

The Melplash Agricultural Society Show is one of the South West’s premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Malham Show

Malham Show is held annually in the heart of beautiful Malhamdale in the Yorkshire Dales on August Bank Holiday Saturday. Under the shadow of Malham Cove this traditional agricultural and family country show has been taking place for over 100 years.

25 to 26 August 2018

Leicestershire County show

The Leicestershire County show is on the Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August 2018, just outside of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, next to the Airfield Business Park. The event celebrates rural life with livestock and equine classes and a range of family-friendly entertainment.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

North West Auctions Autumn Sale

Sale of rare and minority breeds at J36 Rural Auction Centre

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Bucks County Show

Weedon Park, situated on the outskirts of Aylesbury town, is home to the Bucks County Show on Thursday 30th August 2018.
The Bucks County Show is one of the best one day agricultural shows in the country and one of Buckinghamshire’s main summer attractions.

September 2018

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Moreton in Marsh Show

One of the country’s biggest one-day agricultural shows has something for everyone to see, do, taste and buy. That’s its appeal and what organisers pride themselves on providing. There are 350 trade stands showing or selling everything, from Combine Harvesters to Wellington boots and the very best locally produced food. All day, too, there is some thrilling entertainment in the Grand Arena and Attractions Ring. There is even dancing sheep...

1 to 2 September 2018

Dorset County Show

This year’s two day Show, which takes place on 1 and2 September at the Cokers Frome Showground on the outskirts of Dorchester. We will be introducing new horse and sheep classes, including the introduction of new breeds being exhibited at the Show for the first time.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Thainstone Autumn Sale of Rare Breeds

Thainstone Centre holds two main rare breed events per year during May and September. The event, which has been popular for over 20 years, is an ideal day out for all the family and attracts interest from all over Scotland. The auction is held at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. AB51 5XZ

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Wragby Show and Country Fayre

A traditional country fayre with attractions for the whole family.

7 to 8 September 2018

Melton Mowbray Rare Breed Show & Sale

The Traditional and Native Breeds National Show and Sale is a unique National event held at Melton Mowbray.
The event has been a fabulous success, with close to 1000 sheep each year, from 24 different UK Traditional and Native breeds. For more information please contact Tim Webster on 01664 562 971 or 07949 173 180

CMSS will hold a show at this sale if entries permit.

15 to 16 September 2018

Royal County of Berkshire Show

An action-packed countryside adventure over two fun-filled days! 150 acres packed with enjoyment for all ages ... 20 arenas ... 2,000 animals ... consistently attracts over 60,000 people, with plenty of time to enjoy yourself.

A Castlemilk Moorit Society rosette will be awarded to the best Castlemilk shown on the day.

21 to 22 September 2018

Singleton Show

Come and see cattle, sheep, pigs and goats in this delightful agricultural show for rare and traditional breeds!

Friday, 21 September 2018

SW Region RBST show and sale of rare breeds

South West region RBST show and sale to be held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset,

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Carlisle 24th Annual sale of rare breeds

Rare and Minority Breeds show and sale to be held at Borderway, Carlisle on Saturday 22 September. This the twenty fourth annual show and sale of rare and minority breeds of sheep and goats, also cattle, pigs, horses, poultry, waterfowl and caged birds.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Scottish Smallholder Festival

The Scottish Smallholder Festival is Scotland’s largest smallholder event, celebrating the best of Scottish smallholding, growing and craft. Organised by smallholders and growers, it is aimed at all those with an interest in the productive use of small land holdings. The Festival will be held at Lanark Agricultural Centre.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

CMSS 2018 AGM

Our AGM this year will be held at Farnsfield Village Hall, Nr Newark, Notts.
Everyone is welcome!

October 2018

Saturday, 6 October 2018

York 32nd Autumn rare breed sale

32nd Autumn Rare Breed Show & Sale at York Auction Centre

20 to 21 October 2018

Countryside Live

Giving you a chance to see the whole of the countryside in one go! Countryside Live brings together all the best bits of the countryside and 80% of it is under cover so you'll have a great time whatever the weather!

November 2018

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Dingwall and Highland Autumn Sale

Rare & minority breeds of poultry, sheep goats, horses and limited number of cattle (must be haltered)