Honda first donated an ATV to the Blackface Sheep Breeders Association at the Royal Highland Show back in 1995. In its 21st year – the 1 December 2016 – saw prize-winner, Mark Robinson, awarded a Honda ATV 420 at J&S Montgomery dealership in Beith, Scotland.
Mark and his family farm 620 acres of land just outside Stranrear, they milk 350 Holstien cows and his son has 20 Zwartble ewes. The family also buy-in 200 stores lambs every year to finish and take on 400-500 ewe lambs for wintering.
Mark, who bought his raffle ticket at the Honda stand at the Royal Highland Show, said: “I was very surprised and delighted to win the Honda ATV, especially when we use two – it’s just what we were after. I’ve always used Hondas as they’ve always proven reliable and get the job done properly – I genuinely wouldn’t have anything else. Our first Honda ATV was a three-wheeler.”
David Shedden, Vice President of the Blackface Sheep Breeders’ Association, said: “We are proud to have an excellent partnership with Honda ATV, established 21 years ago. The company produces an outstanding product which meets not only all our members needs, but everything a farmer would require from an ATV too. “
The partnership has grown from strength to strength over the past 21 years and with the reliability, manoeuvrability and comfort of the ATVs, Honda remains brand of choice with the Blackface Sheep farmers.
Farmer Allan Wight said: “We have always used Honda machines at Midlock, with 2,500 acres to cover, up and down over 1,700ft. with steep hillsides and rough terrain, we need an ATV capable of doing the job and our Honda lives up to the task”.
Honda would like to thank The Blackface Sheep Breeders Association and its members for all its support over the years and extend warm congratulations to Mark Robinson.