Welcome to the Zwartbles Sheep Association Website


Zwartbles sheep were first imported from Holland in the early 1990’s and have since become established in all areas of the UK and Ireland.

Zwartbles are an elegant sheep (Zwart-Black, Bles-Blaze) with outstanding maternal properties making them an excellent crossing variety as well as a  pure breed.

Pedigree Zwartbles have enjoyed considerable success in the show ring due to their striking appearance, amenable nature and lively character.

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Exceptional Maternal Ability – Rapid Lamb Growth

Prolific – Lean Quality Meat – Easy Keeping Nature


Worcester Late Sale 01.11.14 to include Cross Breeds

There is to be a section at the late Worcester sale for cross breeds and the more commercial type Zwartbles.  These will be sold in pens of up to 10 and will cater for MV and non MV.  There is an entry form available now on the web site or from the secretary.  We need to know numbers by 18th October so we can let McCartneys know what penning we require.

Stirling Zwartbles top at 1300gns

United Auctions held their annual sale on behalf of the Zwartbles Sheep Association on Friday 19th September. Leading the sale was an Embryo Transfer ram lamb Didcot Benji from H Hourston Orphir Orkney and sold to J Millar’s Joyfield flock near Lockerbie. Next at 1000gns was for the overall sale champion, a ram lamb East Middle Barton from C Scott Hawick selling to Webster and Smith’s Guilden flock Angus and at 650gns was Barmurrie Barbarian from G & M Smith Castle Douglas and sold to A Selway’s Welland flock Sturminster, Dorset. Shearling rams sold to a top of 500gns for Culriach Arcadius from C & K McLeod selling to A & W Wilson Peterhead Aberdeenshire.

Leading the females at 720gns for a ewe lamb was Greystone Bewitched from M McLaren selling to A Selway’s Welland flock as before and then at 620gns for Smiddy Hill Becky from C & H Duffy Stranraer selling to G McIntosh’s Ardanbeag flock Galston. Next was a lamb from O Huges Owen’s Cynefin flock selling to A & C Brandi’s Lassodie flock Fife. Shearling ewes topped at 525gns for Selside Asgudasitgets bred by R & J Lambert and sold by M McLaren to C Dimsdale’s Pelham flock Buntingford Herts and next at 380gns was a Wotton View gimmer from M Ball sold by J Thorburn to A Agar’s Liverton flock Saltburn by the Sea North Yorkshire. Aged ewes topped at 330gns for a Merkland House ewe bred by J Mackie and sold by A Baillie and T Jackson to R Heigh’s Brookdene flock Bentham North Yorkshire

ZSA – Annual General Meeting – 12th October 2014
Venue :The Pear Tree Inn & Country Hotel,Smite, Worcester, WR3 8SY United Kingdom + Google Map Phone:01905 756565 Website: http://www.thepeartree.co.uk Time: 10.00am Coffee 10.30am AGM  1.00pm Lunch
Updated: September 26, 2014 — 7:25 pm
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