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Dorset News:

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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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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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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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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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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Blackdown flock wins Most Improved Flock Award for the Dorset breed

Blackdown flock wins Most Improved Flock Award

Bred at just under 1000 feet above sea level a few miles from the Wellington Monument, the Blackdown Flock is managed by Graham and Anne Langford with help from their son Joss, and his family. The flock has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Flock of Dorset sheep in England for 2014.

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