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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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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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Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

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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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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