Flock visit Saturday 14 May 2016
You are warmly invited to attend the President’s Open Day at Bradden, Near Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 8EE
Bradden Flock (226)
David Henson founded the Bradden Flock of Llanwenogs in 1994 with six Charndon yearling ewes by Alltrodyn A25. He has always bred them pure and now keeps a closed flock of 34 ewes and followers. The rams used this year are Alltgoch S304, a son of the Royal Welsh Champion in 2011, and Coed-y-Foel U317, who goes back to Brynsegur breeding.
Anna Henson has a small flock of Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep.
Slapton Flocks of Texels and Blue Texels
Barbara and Rob Smith together with their two daughters have a mixed farm in the adjoining village of Slapton. They have a well known flock of Texels, founded in 1997, and Blue Texels together with a commercial flock. They currently breed about 180 ewes pure and sell 70 rams annually at Builth Wells, Worcester and other major outlets.
They have a suckler herd of cattle finishing all the calves.
They also have a thriving Bed & Breakfast business and Rob runs the New Inn at Abthorpe.
Please notify the Secretary of numbers attending by Tuesday 10 May, for catering purposes
11.00 – 11.15 am Arrival . Meet in Bradden Village Hall, adjacent to Village Green
11.30 am Inspect Bradden Flock
1.00 pm Lunch (provided) in Village Hall
2.30 pm Inspect Slapton Flocks at Slapton Manor Farm
4.00 pm Tea in Village Hall & depart
Please park vehicles in field where signed in Main Road
Please notify the Secretary of numbers attending by Tuesday 10 May , for catering purposes