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June 2011 Newsletter

REMEMBER: RAM REGISTRATIONS DUE 1-7 JULY 2011 FOR OFFICIAL SALES

Dear Member

As the Newsletter goes to print we must congratulate Sue & James Money-Kyrle (Ruardean), on winning the Llanwenog Section at the RBST Show held on Sunday 20th June at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, their champion ewe also went on to win Interbreed Champion. Congratulations also to Gareth & Wendy Evans (Parcyrhos) who won the Breed Champion at the Smallholders. I am pleased to also pass on congratulations to Jill Bennett (Tallantire) who won firsts and second across several classes in the Bath & West including Interbreed champion and best fleece, also at the same show Margaret Brain (Whiteparish) was awarded a second. At the Staffordshire County Show again the Llanwenogs did well, congratulations to Mr Koop (Throstles Nest) who received a first and Maggie Wilson (Pessall) who won several firsts and reserve champion. It really is a great result to see the Llanwenog so well represented at shows and in the rosettes all across the UK.

ROYAL WELSH SMALLHOLDERS AND GARDEN FESTIVAL 2010.

The Smallholder and Garden Festival was another success for the Llanwenog Sheep Society with the Llanwenog showing with its own class for the first time. Congratulations to Gareth & Wendy Evans, Parcyrhos Flock, who took the Championship Rosette with their aged ewe. Results of the classes:-

Ram – 2 year old and over Ewe 2 year old and over

1st Mrs May Clegg (Fferm Fach). 1st Mr Gareth Evans

2nd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, (Gwynfaen). 2nd May Clegg

3rd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins. 3rd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins

4th Mr Luke Watts, (Moithan).   4th Huw & Lynwen Jenkins

Shearling Ram Shearling Ewe

1st Gareth Evans, 1st May Clegg

2nd Maggie Wilson   2nd Gareth Evans,

3rd May Clegg 3rd J & M Green,

4th Huw & Lynwen Jenkins   4th Huw & Lynwen Jenkins

Group of Three

1st - Mrs May Clegg, Ffarm Fach

Champion Rosette: Gareth Evans

RAM REGISTRATION 2011

As you are aware there are no longer Ram Inspection centres. Ram registration forms will be accepted until THURSDAY 7th JULY 2011 with the correct information as stated on the registration form.

Register fee will be £20-00 per ram. If any rams have or may be entered in any Official Show and Sales they must be registered by the above date.

NO RAM REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

All ram registration forms must be received through the post with the correct registered fee. A ram certificate will be issued for each ram.

Please keep in mind the breed type. See below.

Type of Excellence

Faults

Head

Fine and hornless.

Black and free from speckles.

A small tuft of wool on forehead. At times this tuft extends in a thin line to join neck wool immediately in front of ears, but a distinct break is preferable.

Excessive or dark wool on head.

Brown or white patches of hair on face.

Bad mouth with overshot or undershot jaw.

Definite horn on either sex

(scurf permissible).

Ears

Short and thin, set at elevated angle of about twenty (20) degrees.

Distance between ears comparatively narrow.

Very large and low set.

Body

Compact with a fairly short neck, well sprung of ribs, strong loin and full thighs.

Poor size or weight for age ratio.

Weak behind the shoulder.

Males – uneven or very small testicles.

Legs

Black and free from speckles.

Poor feet and low pasterns.

Legs crooked or turned in or out.

Excessive wool on legs and white spots of hair.

Wool

Rather short, dense and of fine texture, free from kemp and black fibres (broglo).

Weight of fleece – two to two and a half kilos (2- 2½ kilos).

Loose or open fleece.

Black or brown wool on body.

Tail

Docked, in line with the minimum specified in current Animal welfare Regulations.

Docked too short.

Black wool in stump of tail.

Weights

Although not mandatory, it is considered that the weights of rams at the time of registration should be:

Lambs 35kgs Yearlings 70kgs

Registration

Rams

  1. Application for registration of lambs and yearlings rams should be lodged with the Secretary on the appropriate form between 1st – 7th July and 1st – 7th September annually. No late applications will be entertained. (Forms are available on the website, or contact me for a paper copy).
  2. The registration fee to be £20-00 per ram.

ROYAL WELSH SHOW MONDAY 18th JULY 2011.

The Llanwenog Classes will be at 12 noon this year. Judge for this year will be Mr David Henson. The Society’s stand will be in the NSA Building. If you are visiting the Show please remember to visit the stand. This would be very much appreciated by the Officials.

On Monday evening at 6.00p.m the Society has arrange to meet on the stand for a social get together. Refreshments will be available on the stand

If you intend coming along please call the Secretary on 01570-471777 or e-mail llanwenogsheep@hotmail.com, with details of who is coming, in order to ensure that we will have enough refreshments available for everyone. Please contact me if you would like to come by 11th July 2011.

ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE LLANBYDDER AND WORCESTER SHOW AND SALE 2010.

All entry forms are available on the website or contact the Secretary for a paper copy.

Thursday 21 July – Closing date for BOTH the Annual Show and Sale at Llanybydder & Worcester Show and Sale. 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

1st - 7th July 2011 – Closing date for Ram Registrations.

9th July 2011 – English Support Group AGM & Summer Flock Visit, Mr Tomkins, Hallsford, Carlisle.

Monday 18th - Thursday 21st July 2011 - Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells. For Schedules contact The Show Office on 01982 554403.

Saturday 27th August 2011-Annual Show and Sale at Llanybydder.

Details to follow nearer to the date.

Thursday 1st September 2011– Closing date for the Flock Competition.

Saturday 3rd September 2011– Official Show and Sale at Worcester Cattle Market. Details to follow nearer the date.

Monday 5th September 201- Closing date for the Photographic Competition.

Monday 5th September 2010 – Closing date for Dates of events to be included in the 2011 Calendar.

1st - 7th September 2011 - Dates for Ram Registrations.

Thursday 22nd September 2011 – Closing date for the Flock Returns and Show Success results.

Saturday 1st October 2011 – Closing date for the Ewe Lamb Registration.

Saturday 5th November 2011. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND DINNER. 

© 2017 Llanwenog Sheep Society. All rights reserved.
Secretary, Delyth Williams, Neuaddlwyd Uchaf, Ciliau Aeron, Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA48 7RE Tel: 01545 570501

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