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Llanwenog Sheep Society in partnership with Bridgwater College

Autumn 2013 update
Charles & Maurice at Bridgwater

Bridgwater College continue to consolidate their Llanwenog flock having purchased a further fifty ewes this autumn from the Nell (363) & Langley flocks (338). Numbers are now evenly split between the Llanwenogs & Texel cross ewes with around 100 in each group making comparisons more meaningful. It is anticipated that in future years a proportion of Llanwenog ewes will be bred pure to secure homebred replacements & add a further point of interest for students in how to select the better performing ewes to breed pure. It is also hoped that with a bit of encouragement students will enter & take the Llanwenogs to local shows.

Bridgwater Bursary

More recently the first award has been made of the Trevor Kelland Memorial Bursary. Following an interview by society members Charles Horton, Maurice Greenslade & Lawrence Jones the bursary of £150 has been split equally between David Curryer & Zac Gratton. Both are second year Level 3 agriculture students whose projects will be based on the performance of Llanwenogs compared to other ewes on the farm. David will be monitoring ewe & lamb numbers from tupping through to post lambing (ewe mortality, barren ewes, lambing %, lamb losses etc.) while Zac will compare ewe & lamb weights over the same period. Both are required to make their project reports available to the society.

Bridgwater Lambing Sunday

Once again the society will have a stand at Lambing Funday at Rodway Farm in early March 2014 to publicise the breed to the public & hopefully sell some merchandise. This event will also be used to publicise the award of the bursary & get material to circularise to the agricultural press.

Finally our thanks are due to the College & farm staff for their continued cooperation & who more than once have expressed their satisfaction with the breed.

Lawrence Jones ( South West Area Representative)

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Secretary, Delyth Williams, Neuaddlwyd Uchaf, Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA48 7RE Tel: 01545 570501

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