Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

English shepherdess sells collie for world record price of A$37,000

Terry Sim, February 24, 2020

Emma Gray with her world record-priced collie Megan. Image – CCM Auctions Facebook.

A NEW world record for a sheep dog has been set with a collie bitch selling for £18,900 or just over A$37,000 at the Skipton Auction Mart in England last week.

CCM Auctions, auctioneers at the mart, reported that Northumberland shepherdess, 34 year-old Emma Gray, on Friday sold her 2.5 year-old black and white bitch, Megan, for 18,000gns (£18,900) to an American buyer.

Emma Gray demonstrating Megan at the Skipton auction.

The American buyer bid over the phone for the bitch after she was demonstrated at the auction.

Megan’s price bettered the previous record of £14,805 paid by a Northern Ireland sheep producer for Padraig Doherty’s Irish collie Cap in 2016 at Skipton.

Emma also hit the headlines at Skipton February 2019 auction when she established a new world record price for a working sheep dog bitch of 14,000 guineas (£14,700 or about A$27,000) with her two year-old tri-coloured bitch Brenna, which also sold to an American buyer.


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