West Country Lleyn Breeders Club


Chairman: Alison Crudge

Secretary: Cathy Evans, Oldaport Barn, Modbury, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0TG

Telephone: 01548 830842   Email: cathy@oldaport.com


Devon County Show Results 2016


Club News: 2015


We have had our three main West Country Shows: Devon County, Bath & West and Royal Cornwall Show (click on the links to see the results). The remaining (one-day) Shows with Lleyn Classes are:-

Mid Devon Show – Saturday 25th July

Woolsery Show – Monday 27th July

Launceston Show – Thursday 30th July

North Devon Show – Wednesday 5th August

Okehampton Show – Thursday 13th August

Finally. Dorset County Show, a 2 day Show, will be held on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September.

If you are visiting any of the Shows – do drop by and join us for refreshments and a friendly chat after Judging.

Open Afternoon – Sunday 2nd August 2015 – Lower Kingston Farm, Umberleigh, North Devon EX37 9TT – Flock 3006 – 2pm. Tel:01769 581360

This event is kindly hosted by Robin and Emma Irwin. The Lleyn ewes were introduced to the farm in 2009 and the flock now consists of 330 medium sized Lleyn ewes that can easily rear 2 lambs at a good stocking rate. The top 50 are run pure while the rest are put to Charollais and Texel rams.  Also on show is the ‘Kings’ Suffolk flock with some of the top genetics in the breed. The Lleyns have combined well with the pedigree Suffolk enterprise.

The farm is well worth visiting – the farm is north/east facing and offers lovely views of the surrounding countryside. It consists of 150 acres of grassland and 30 acres of woodland situated at 500-700ft above sea level with predominantly clay loam soil.

Come and join us for the afternoon for a farm tour and discover more about the Lleyn and see for yourselves the merits of the breed. All are welcome.

Meet us at 2pm for a cup of tea before the tour of the farm and stock with tea and cakes afterwards.


From South Molton take the B3137 (signed Witheridge). After 2 ½ miles, in the village of Alswear, turn right. After 50 yards, turn left (signed Kings Nympton and Chulmleigh). Continue for 2 miles. The farm is on the left.

From the A377 take the B3096 towards Chulmleigh. On entering Chulmleigh, take the first left going past the Health Centre. At the next Cross way, continue straight across with Chulmleigh Academy on your right. Keep left at the top of the school. Continue for 1 mile, then turn right at Chulmleigh Beacon (signed Meshaw, Alswear, Tiverton). Continue on this road for 2 miles to Garland cross. Go straight across. First farm on the right.


Exeter Lleyn Society Sale – 26th /27th August 2015

The Club is hosting our pre-sale show on Wednesday 26th August at 5pm at Exeter Livestock Centre. All are welcome and refreshments will be provided after Judging. The Sale will take place on Thursday 27th August, starting at 10 am.

For show entries – please contact Cathy: cathy@oldaport.com  Dave Stacey will be judging. Classes follows as:

  • Pen of five Shearling ewes
  • Pen of five Ewe Lambs
  • Aged Ram
  • Shearling Ram
  • Signet Recorded Ram
  • Single Shearling Ewe
  • Shearling Ram bred by member of West Country Club.

Lleyn Sheep Society AGM Weekend – Tiverton 24th/25th October

The Club is honoured to be hosting the Society weekend at Tiverton in October. Trips have been planned. Full details about this event will be posted nearer to the date by the Society but do mark the date down in your diary and join us in the West Country. You will be assured of a warm welcome and we look forward to the weekend.




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