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NI Breed Record Smashed at Outstanding Dorset Show and Sale

Reserve Champion & record price ewe lamb with breeder, Ben Lamb, Judge Alec Steff, & Jacqueline Hamilton, Norbrook

Reserve Champion & record price ewe lamb with breeder, Ben Lamb, Judge Alec Steff, & Jacqueline Hamilton, Norbrook

On Monday the 27th July the NI Dorset Club held their 43rd annual July show and sale in McClellands Livestock Mart, Ballymena. Once again the premier sale was very kindly sponsored by Norbrook Pharmaceuticals, who were represented at the show by Jacqueline Hamilton. Despite the recent down turn in sheep trade and low morale amongst the farming community in general this year, the premier sale was strongly attended demonstrating the popularity the Dorset sheep have gained in the province. There was a hive of activity throughout the penned sheep and the packed sale ring ensured rigorous commercial and pedigree trade, with all who attended witnessing a new NI breed record being set.

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Rowland Davies with his purebred lowland champions at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

Liz Matthews presenting Shane with his trophy

Rowland Davies with his purebred lowland champions at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

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A Family Run Business in Northamptonshire

Tom Elliott

Traditional breeds of sheep and cattle have to pay their way for farmer-butchers, father and son Roger and Tom Elliott on 1,000 principally rented acres in Northamptonshire.

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David Matthews Award for Shane

Liz Matthews presenting Shane with his trophy

Liz Matthews presenting Shane with his trophy

Shane Wilson of the Legaloy flock of Pedigree Poll Dorsets based in Ballyclare, Co.Antrim, was the recent winner of the David Matthews Memorial Trophy – the Cornella Cup. Shane established his flock in 2007, aged ten and now currently runs 30 pedigree ewes and is a regular on the local show circuit with many successful outings, which has contributed to him being the first winner of the Cornella Cup from the province.

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Two Little Stars

Sue Elsworth with 1st prize wool on the hoof

Arthur Jones with pet lamb, “Twinkle”

Young Arthur Jones has cerebral palsy which effects his lower limbs and balance and his pet lamb “Twinkle” has inspired him to walk by himself. Specialists said he would not walk until he was about 4, but at 2 ½ he is walking and getting stronger each day. Despite everything he is always smiling.

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