October 2010 Newsletter
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND DINNER
The above will be held on Saturday 6th November 2010 at the University College of Wales Campus, Lampeter, Ceredigion at 6-30p.m.
Details of the Weekend are enclosed.
Friday 5th November 2010– Meet at the Castle Green Hotel 7-30pm onwards. For a meal and chat.
Saturday 6th November 2010 - Meet at the Rookery Car Park (as last year) at 8-45a.m. We shall make our way down to Gardd Aur Flock by kind permission of Mr Tim Bevan, Estate Manager of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Pantwgan Farm, Llanarthne, Carmarthen, SA32 8HZ. Morning will be spent walking around the farm which runs a flock of Llanwenog, Lleyn and Welsh Black Cattle. The afternoon will be spent at the Botanic Gardens. There will be a reduced admission fee to the Garden.
Sunday 7th November 2010 Meet at the Rookery Cark Park at 10.15 a.m. in order to follow each other to the Cae Main Flock, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Pete Ebbsworth and family.
Further directions to both flock visits will be available with the Flock Book.
For further information please contact Secretary.
Enclosed form for the Annual Dinner. Please return to the Secretary no later than the 27th October 2010 (green in colour).
Those of you who wish to stay for the weekend please find enclosed list of Bed and Breakfast or Hotels for accommodation.
Bed and Breakfast
Gwarffynnon Farm, Silian, Lampeter Mrs Gwen Davies 01570 423 583
Coedparc Farm, Lampeter. Mrs Owena Uridge 01570 422 402
Nantymedd Farm, Llanfair Clydogau, Lampeter. Mrs Eleanor Evans 01570 493 208.
Black Lion Royal Hotel, Lampeter 01570 422172
Grannell Hotel, Llanwnnen, Lampeter 01570 480476
UPSET PRICE FOR RAMS
At the last Working Committee Meeting several members raised the matter of the upset price at both Llanybydder and Worcester Sales. It was felt by some members that this was too high especially those with small flocks. After a lengthy discussion it was felt that with present high prices for store and fat lambs that the upset prices will remain unchanged. It was suggested that members should contact their Area Representatives in order to obtain information of ram for hire or loan in their area.
WEIGHT COMPETITIONS HELD AT THE ROYAL WELSH SHOW AND SHEEP 2010.
At the above event we held guess the weight competition of the lambs which were on the stand.
Royal Welsh Show weight of both lambs were 63kgs and the winners were Andrew Jones, Felindre Flock and Iwan Evans, Parcyrhos Flock.
Sheep 2010 weight of both lambs were 67kgs and the winner was Aled LLyr Thomas, Aberystwyth.
ORDERING TAGS FOR RAM AND EWE LAMBS.
Year letter for 2011 crop of lambs will be P.
It would also be of great convenience if your LLANWENOG SHEEP SOCIETY FLOCK NUMBER would be included on the tags as well as your UK flock number e.g. UK123456 666 P 012.
CALENDAR FOR 2011
As you are aware that the Society is producing a Calendar for 2011.
Please find enclosed form to order your Calendar. (Blue in colour)
Cost of Calendar £6-00 each.
Are you looking for a Christmas present for your husband, wife, partner, family or friends? Look no further the Society has a few merchandised items for sale. Please find enclosed list of items for sale (pink in colour). If you wish to purchase any items or need further details please contact Secretary.