The annual Dorset May Fair in Exeter Livestock Centre on Wednesday (May 8) on
behalf of the Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders’ Association provided
a positive early barometer for the year’s sheep trade.
Poll Dorset sired lambs out of Perendale ewes have fared well on a Dorset marginal
farm despite recent unpredictable summer weather.
A virtual clearance and increased averages from
a record entry emphasised the demand for both breeders’ and
commercial Dorset sheep at the annual May Fair at Exeter
Livestock Centre on Wednesday May 9.