Farmer auctions sheep in aid of NHS

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One of Scotland’s well-known Blackface sheep breeders is selling three of his best ewe hoggs in aid of the NHS COVID-19 appeal.

Ian Hunter of Dalchirla Farms, Muthill, Crieff, would normally sell 100+ ewe hoggs at United Auctions’ breeding sheep sale at Stirling, but this year has opted to sell just three with all proceeds being donated to the NHS.

Mr Hunter said: ‘We all rely on the NHS, but we need it more than ever now under the current circumstances. Giving just feels the right thing to do when the NHS is on the front line protecting us all during these scary times.’

Mr Hunter’s hoggs will be sold in a pen of three at United Auctions’ sale at Stirling, on Monday May 18.