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NSA South West Events inc SW Young Shepherd Competition - October 2021
24/09/2021
On Saturday the 2nd October the NSA will be holding a farm walk and south west young shepherd event at Gupworthy Farm, Wheddon Cross, Somerset, TA24 7DA with the kind permission of the Webber family. If any budding young shepherds would like to take part in the competition please send a completed entry form to Ian May ([email protected]). The competition starts at 11am and the farm walk will start at 1:30. The prize giving, refreshments ...
Westmorland County Show Results
17/09/2021
Judge: Mr John Page SHEARLING RAM: 1st Laine Daff GWB20 1849   RAM LAMB: 1st Jonathan Stables 2nd Pam Parker   EWE: 1st Jonathan Stables 2nd Laine Daff  BLG19 465   GIMMER SHEARLING: 1st Jonathan Stables  2nd Jonathan Stables 3rd Laine Daff BLG20 485 4th Pam Parker   GIMMER LAMB: 1st Neil Millar 2nd Jonathan Stables   GROUP: 1st Jonathan Stables 2nd Laine Daff   CHAMPION: Jonathan Stables Aged Ewe RESERVE CHAMPION:  ...
A Wonderful Day for all at the ERNFORD Open Day
13/09/2021
The Society are extremely grateful to the McInnes Skinner family for the exceptional amounts of time and wffort put in to hosting their Open Day on Saturday. Updateds of the event were posted to Social Media throughout the day but as a flavour: we were welcomed to Booters Hall Farm with an excellent breakfast and plenty of machinery to have a look at and guess the weight & stockjudging competitions. We then jumped on to buses and began the tour...
DUNELM Take The Championship at Westmorland County!
09/09/2021

Congratulations to Jonny Stables on winning the Bleu Du Maine Championship at Westmorland County Show with his aged ewe, under Judge Mr John Page!

 

‘Other hybrids exist, but nothing breeds as true as a Millennium Bleu’
24/08/2021
This fantastic article graced "That's Farming" in Northern Ireland recently. "The Millennium Bleu is celebrating its 21st birthday this year. The brainchild of visionary Gavin Shanks, the Millennium Bleu is principally a terminal sire and is bred from crossing a Beltex ram and a Bleu Du Maine Ewe. The reverse is also acceptable, which according to Bleu du Maine Sheep Northern Ireland Club, “provided a much need unique selling point for the BD...
ERNFORD Open Day!
17/08/2021
Please find attached flyer for the ERNFORD Open Day, kindly hosted by the McInnes Skinner Family on Saturday 11th September at Booters Hall Farm, IP25 7PR.   This promises to be a fantastic event to include a tour of all the breeds of sheep on the farm along with the arable, beef and poultry enterprises with the additional fun of Stockjudging.   The day is due to commence with breakfast at 9am and to conclude with a bar, food and entertainme...
New Contact Number for Becky
17/08/2021

Please replace the Society telephone number you have for Becky with: 07584 130061.

The word is being spread but probably not quickly enough! Apologies for the inconvenience but this should amend errors in communication going forwards!

 

What a Scorcher and an Electric Atmosphere!
14/08/2021
We hope you all feel that this year's new look National Show & Sale was a resounding success. So much so, we have have already booked the 5pm show the evening before for next year. None of this could ever happen without the team of individuals behind the scenes. In no particular order, we need to thank: Our Judges William Baillie (CALLA) and Alice Mullen Shanks (INVERESK) A special thank you to Heather and The Team at Harrison & Hetherington ...
Sensational Sale Sees Bleu Du Maine Prices Soar!
14/08/2021
Trade was on fire for the Bleu Du Maine and Millennium Bleu’s forward at Carlisle this weekend. At 3,500gns ram lamb HAYDON VIP from Haydon House Partnership, joins the MAXIMUM Flock of Sally Shone. This powerful ram lamb, by PERDI Singy Boy set the trade alight with his exceptional length, great skin and abundance of style. Close behind him at 3,400gns was SKYE Terminator, the first ever Bleu forward for sale from new breeder Kenneth O’Connor...
Email Becky Your Sale Entry Photographs!
09/08/2021

Vendors, don't forget to be included within the Website listing for the sale you must email your photographs to: [email protected]

Becky can't lift these from your Facebook posts, they need to be emailed separately with th name and/or lot number.

Thank you!