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Dorset News:

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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What an Outstanding Year for The Stanbridge Mill Flock Of Dorset Horns

Many of you will know Nicky Jesse for her expert preparation, showing and trimming skills. Nicky established the Tucker & Jesse flock, in partnership with her father in 1991. Nicky is also renowned for helping and teaching so many people how to trim and prepare their sheep for showing – all in the interest and to the benefit of the breed.

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Old Flock Books

A selection of old flock books (probably about 50/60) dating back to 1902 have been found and are available for sale.

If you would be interested in any old editions of the flock book, please contact the office and I will put you in contact with the vendor.

Price:   Open to offers

EBLEX BRP Improved Flock Awards 2013

Hall Lane Flock

Dorset sheep flock wins top award for genetic progress

 

Hall Lane Stock Ram – Ballytaggart Nijinsky

 

The Dorset sheep winner of the EBLEX Improved Flock Awards for 2013 is the Hall Lane Flock, owned by Edwin and Jenny Pocock at Totley Hall Farm, near Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Organised through the Sheep Better Returns Programme, this award is presented to the English performance recorded flock that has shown the most impressive improvement in genetic merit over a 12-month period, within the breed.

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A Great Day Out at Glossop

As far as the eye can see

The Northern Dorset Breeders Club held their annual pre AGM farm walk at Sam Drivers Sandy Lane farm on Saturday 7th September. The weather forecast was poor, but after a dull, cool start, the sun came out in the afternoon as we toured around the widely dispersed land that the family farms.

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N.S.A. North Sheep Harrogate

N.S.A. North Sheep Harrogate

Even though the weather was sunny and warm, a large crowd of farmers attended this event. It was too early for many of them to start either silaging or shearing so they had a good day out mixing business with pleasure. The business aspect revolved around a visit to the many trade stands, including a very informative EBLEX exhibition.

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