National Show and Sale

Each year the Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association hold a National Show and Sale.   

Come and see and buy Shropshire Sheep at this event. There will be a full selection of registered Rams, Ram Lambs, Ewes and Ewe Lambs on show and for sale. All stock will have been inspected by a breed inspector to assess them against the Shropshire Sheep Breed Standards. 

This year there will also be a supplementary Sale later in the year for sellers and buyers unable to make the National Show and Sale. 




2021 Event Details: 


Date – 24th July 2021 

Location – 

Halls Shrewsbury Livestock Auction Centre
Bowman Way, Shawbury Turn, Battlefield, Shrewsbury


Tel: 01743 462 620

Website – Halls Livestock Market

The event usually combines Show classes (that take place in the morning), followed by the Auction Sale thereafter. At the time of writing (18th March) it is not known what the exact format can be until definite lockdown release dates and subsequent rules are announced. This page will be updated once further details are known .

Entry forms and schedules will be available nearer to the date

Social Evening

We hope to hold the very popular (ticket only) social evening and pub quiz at Shrewsbury the night before the sale, giving buyers and breeders a chance to enjoy some food and a drink and mingle in an informal atmosphere. Again, as at 18th March, we are not able to make any definite plans, but will make an announcement once more in known. 


In previous years, some sellers and buyers have been unable to make the National Show & sale date at Shrewsbury. The SSBA has this year added a second supplementary date (sale only, no showing) at Worcester Livestock Market on 14th August 2021. On this date at Worcester there are also store cattle and sheep sales as well as the Zwartble Sheep National Show & Sale. Shropshires do not therefore has exclusive use of the market.  The format and timing on the day will be set by McCartneys once lockdown release dates and subsequent rules are known. 

Shropshires for sale will be inspected by breed inspector to assess them against the Shropshire Sheep Breed Standards. Entry forms will be available nearer the date direct from McCartneys. 

Date – 14th August  2021 

Location – 

Worcester Livestock Market
The Heath Meadow,
Nunnery Way
Worcester, Worcestershire

Tel: 01905 769770

Website – McCartneys Worcester

Other places to see Shropshire Sheep:

In any normal year there are a large number of agricultural shows that have classes specific to Shropshire Sheep or where Shropshire Sheep can be seen as part of the Any Other Breed Classes. 

Please click on the attached for the details of these shows that we hope will be back on stream in 2022.  Agricultural Shows with Classes for Shropshire Sheep

Other places to buy Shropshire Sheep: 

Click here to see our Sheep for Sale page to see other sellers of pedigree Shropshire Sheep listing on the Sell My Livestock website (which the SSBA recommends that members use to sell their stock).