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The Pirbright Institute Research/Trials

If anybody would be interested in the message below, then please contact Phil Stocker direct (details below)

“The Pirbright Institute have been in touch as they are doing some research/trials on a vaccine for Rift Valley Fever (the virus is not present in the UK but it is one of those that gets mentioned as likely to arrive one day).  They need 24 ewes to do their trial work on, all of which will need to be at Pirbright on or before the 7th August, and in lamb but for no more than 49 days.  This means they will need to be tupped on or soon after the 5th June.

Thinking this through, if we are able to help, then Poll or Dorset Horn sheep might fit the bill best, and given the fact they have to be killed after the trial then a group of older ewes destined to be culled might suit.

I wonder if you have anyone in the society that you think might be able to supply such a group of sheep. I  am working on the understanding that Pirbright would be purchasing these animals”.

Phil
Chief Executive
National Sheep Association
The Sheep Centre
Malvern
Worcestershire
WR13 6PH

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Order of draws for the May Fair 2017

Order of Draws for the May Fair Rams and Females

SHEARLING EWES AND EWE LAMBS 2017

1.  Jim Dufosee
2.  Miss C Johnson
3.  R & R Hole
4.  Griffiths & Davies
5.  David Lewis
6.  G & E Jones
7.  Mrs S Dunsdon
8.  J B May & Son
9.  James Royan


RAMS 2017

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Winner of the Dorsets - Meakin & Body, Kerlow, Treweatha Farm, Cornwall.

Susan with her two ram lambs that she took to the Sedgemoor Centurion Sale in April.

Susan with her two ram lambs that she took to the Sedgemoor Centurion Sale in April.

The 2017 winner of the AHDB Beef & Lamb Better Returns Programme Improved Flock Award for Dorset sheep is the flock owned by Meakin & Body at Treweatha Farm in Cornwall. This award is presented to the English Signet performance recorded flock that makes the greatest improvement in the breeding potential of the lamb crop during the previous year.

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