The Sheep and the Goats is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

John has a plan to rustle a herd of sheep and sell them at auction in Valentine.

After herding the sheep, Dutch, Strauss, Arthur and John are confronted by Leviticus Cornwall and his henchmen outside a saloon, which turns into a shootout.


The mission can be started by talking to John in the south part of Valentine. The player will then follow him to the gunsmith to buy a sniper rifle, the Rolling Block Rifle. Arthur will then follow John on horseback.

Once on the top of the cliff, the player will follow John's instructions and shoot the ground to scare the ranch hands. Arthur will ride to the herd and help wrangle the stragglers to the rest of the herd and will lead them to the auction house.

The auctioneer becomes suspicious of the sheep's origins, and will argue with Arthur. John will then negotiate his requested 25% share down to 18% to prevent him from snitching. Arthur then follows John to a saloon nearby to meet up with Dutch.

Leviticus Cornwall shows up outside the saloon, yelling about being repeatedly robbed. He has John and Strauss held outside as hostages. When the player goes outside, Dutch will begin to negotiate. A firefight will then ensue in the town. Strauss gets shot and a wagon is grabbed to serve as cover and to protect Strauss. Once the gang gets far enough, Arthur picks up Strauss and moves him to the back of John's horse. The player then escapes Valentine and the law, heading back to camp at Horseshoe Overlook.

After this mission Valentine will be on lockdown.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Herd all the sheep in to the pen in Valentine.
  • Get 25 headshots.
  • Complete with at least 70% accuracy.
  • Complete the mission without taking any health items.


  • Cornwall henchmen - killed by Dutch, John, and Arthur for trying to intimidate and kill the Van der Linde gang members.
  • Valentine lawmen - may be killed by Arthur as he escapes the town and the pursuing law.

Video walkthrough

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Mission -23 - The Sheep and the Goats -Gold Medal-

Red Dead Redemption 2 - Mission -23 - The Sheep and the Goats -Gold Medal-


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be the Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2
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