The Geldard Family won the championship with their shearling ewe. ¬†T & I Walling took the reserve position with their second prize shearling ewe.
A list of results can be found [Here]
Robert Clarke, Sandmount, Brittas Bay, County Wicklow Flock 2103
The first crop of Lleyn-Charollais cross lambs in 2010 proved to be a great success and George was ‚Äėvery impressed‚Äô with the offspring, bringing the best traits from both breeds. Read more [Here]
Willie Aiken and his father John farm at Carlophill Farm near Penicuik.¬† They have 1000 acres from 900 ‚Äď 1700ft, ranging from wet heather hills down to peat and clay fields which are better suited to a dry summer.¬† ‚ÄúWe get a lot of rain in this part of the world‚ÄĚ states Willie.¬† They farm 930 Lleyn and Lleyn cross ewes which are all put to the Lleyn ram for early April lambing as part of this commercial system. ¬†Alongside the sheep they farm 190 Saler cows. ¬†Willie states that he wants a life. Therefore the livestock have to work around him so that he can have a life at the weekends. Click [Here] to read more.
Are you participating the the new performance recording scheme with the Society - Lleyn Gold?
1. Don't forget¬†to weigh your lambs at eight week old.
Heather 079666 99930 or email [Here]
A basic performance recording scheme to help improve flock efficiency. ¬†Available free of charge to all members of the Lleyn Sheep Society
Click [Here] to see the full list of results
Entries close 30th May
Download the LIVESTOCK EVENT LEAFLET [Here]
Lleyn Sheep Society members please note - Roxan Tags are offering you a deal. Double Tags from 69p/tag. You can request a sample pack free of charge by following this link¬†http://www.roxan.co.uk/samplepack¬†or contact 01750 724110
Breeders, please do not forget when ordering your¬†2016 Ewe Lamb tags.
To meet Society requirements, you must include your Society flock number and year of birth (16) on the secondary tags.
The style of tag shown is for example only. ¬†You may use the style of tag which best suits your system.
White drench resistance in Nematodirus battus was only identified recently, in 2010. Research to date suggests that the genes which code for this resistance are widespread at low levels throughout the UK populations (~3%) with focal regions of higher resistance gene frequency (up to 97%). We hope to gather information on the current management strategies in use to control Nematodirus in an attempt to highlight any practices which are associated with the development and dissemination of resistance in this roundworm species.
If you are interested in helping, please follow the below link to complete the survey:
Only 14 days till the 2016 NLSC at the Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham.
You can register for free tickets to the event online Click [Here]¬†
The NLSC is sponsored by:
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The Society had a busy day at Scot Sheep with much interest shown in the pen of 3 crop Lleyn ewes with Texel sired lambs. ¬†With the ewes averaging 83kg and the lambs averages 44kg having been born in early March, on lookers were impressed.
The stand judges were also impressed and awarded the Society with 3rd Prize in the Breed Stand competition. ¬†Well done to everyone who helped to make it happen.
The Society stand also attended the NSA South Sheep event at Tisbury, Wiltshire. ¬†Again a positive day with a real buzz in the air. ¬†We had a display of shearling ewes and a pen of ewes with Charollais x ¬†lambs. ¬†There were also other breed Societies displaying Lleyn x sheep including the Blue Texels and Southdowns. ¬†
The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Club are delighted to be working in Partnership with the Lleyn Sheep Society ahead of this year's Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. ¬†Wales YFC annually holds a stock judging competition for sheep, cattle, pigs and ponies. ¬†This year, the Competition Committee have decided that the sheep breed for 2016 will be the Lleyn Sheep.
To help the competitors prepare for the competition please see the Breed Characteristics¬†[Here]
The Lleyn Shop webpage has been updated. ¬†New for 2016 are caps and cotton bags with the logo on.
Click¬†[Here] to brown the goods available.
Pictured above is Edward Adamson, Northern Ireland Breeders Club Chairman and Society Promotions Officer Heather Stoney-Grayshon with the certificate and bottle of champagne awarded to the Society for their stand in the indoor stand competition at Balmoral Show. ¬†Well done and thank you to all who helped including Declan Mullen who supplied the sheep.
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed new movement reporting rules for farmers in England as ‚Äėa step in the right direction‚Äô and urges all sheep keepers to consider how to make the most of them over the coming months.
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