July 2013 Newsletter
As the Newsletter goes to print we must congratulate Huw & Lynwen Jenkins who showed the champion in the Llanwenog Section at the RBST Show held on Sunday 16th June at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Congratulations also to Gareth & Wendy Evans (Parcyrhos) who won the Breed Champion at the RWAS Spring Festival. Similarly congratulations to Jill Bennett (Tallentire) and Margaret Brain (Whiteparish) who were placed across several classes at the Bath & West, including Margaret Brain receiving Reserve Champion in the Ewe and Lambs Class. Our youngest Member Miss Aggie Jones (Neadon Flock, came 3rd in the Any Other Native Breed class at the Devon County Show. It really is good news to see Llanwenog sheep doing so well at shows and amongst the prize winners all across the UK.
It is also worth mentioning the new show stand that ‘premiered’ at the Smallholders, and was placed received a 2nd in the Best Stand category. We hope to see plenty of you at the shows this year.
This year there is an additional trophy on offer for showing namely the Whiteparish Perpetual Trophy presented by our president Mrs. M. Brain. It will be awarded to the paid up member gaining the most points in the Open/Mixed classes at shows. Everyone showing in these classes is encouraged to send in their show results to the society & the trophy will be presented at the annual dinner.
The society would like to send their condolences to the family of the late Mr J E White who passed away recently. Mr White affectionately known by many as Ginger White, was a Life Member of the society and was a real ambassador for the breed including presenting the Carrobian cup to the society.
RWAS Spring Festival (Smallholders)
The RWAS Spring Festival saw a good start to the showing season, with thanks to our judge Mr Simon Wallis, Maestroyddyn. 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 Mr Gareth Evans (Parcyrhos) 1st Mr Gareth Evans (Parcyrhos)
2nd Mr Gareth Evans (Parcyrhos) 2nd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, (Gwynfaen)
3rd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, (Gwynfaen) 3rd L Watts (Moithan)
Shearling Ram Shearling Ewe
1st Mr J Green (Blaenplwyf) 1st Mr J Green (Blaenplwyf)
2nd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, (Gwynfaen) 2nd Mr J Green (Blaenplwyf)
3rd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, (Gwynfaen)
Champion: Mr Gareth Evans (Parcyrhos)
Reserve Champion: Mr J Green (Blaenplwyf)
Champion Rosette: Gareth Evans
RAM REGISTRATION 2013
Ram registration forms will be accepted until SATURDAY 7th JULY 2013 for rams to be entered into the Show & Sale. Correct information as stated on the registration form must be provided.
The registration fee will be £20-00 per ram.
NO RAM REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE FOR THIS PURPOSE.
All ram registration forms must be received through the post with the correct registration fee. A ram certificate will be issued for each ram. Please bear in mind the breed type.
I have recently received various requests for lost or non-received ram registrations & I am keen to ensure I am completely up to date on all areas of Ram registrations. Therefore, in addition to the ram registration deadline of 7 July 2013, please can you send me any requests for duplicates, change of ownerships or non-received certificates. Thank-you.
EWE LAMB REGISTER 2012
Unfortunately this year some mistakes have become apparent in the 2012 ewe lamb register particularly in the date of birth & birth type columns. A corrected version will be compiled which will be put on the website & sent to any member requesting a corrected version. The Society apologises for this & having considered the circumstances believe this is the best solution. Any member finding any other errors should notify the secretary.
ROYAL WELSH SHOW 22nd – 25th JULY 2013.
This year the Llanwenog Classes will be judged at 9am in Rings 2&4 on TUESDAY 23rd July rather than on the traditional Monday. Our judge will be Mr Arfon Williams (Pentre). The Society’s new stand complete with a display of livestock will be in the NSA Building & if you are visiting the Show please remember to visit the stand which would be very much appreciated by the Officials.
The committee would very much appreciate offers of help on the stand even for short periods of time & anyone able to help please contact the Secretary. Anyone doing so is asked to fill in a Canal y Cardi time sheet which contributes to our match funding required by the scheme.
Please note that this year the working committee have decided NOT to host a social event on the Monday evening of the show.
The Intergroup Championship this year is to be judged by Mr David Pittendreigh (Coed-y-Foel).
ANNUAL SHOW AND SALE LLANBYDDER AUGUST 24th 2013
All entry forms are available on the website or contact the Secretary for a paper copy.
Friday 26th July 2013 is the closing date for entries (Friday after the Royal Welsh). Please be prompt as the draw for the show and sale order is that weekend.
This year’s flock competition will be judged by Mr Elfyn Morgans (Glwydwern Flock). Elfyn has requested that a selection of the flock and the rams are penned and the remainder are in a nearby paddock. More information will follow in the next newsletter.
If you would like to enter, please download a form from the website or contact the secretary. Entry costs £5 per flock.
Flocks will be judged on Type, Conformation, Uniformity and Management/Suitability.
ANNUAL ELECTIONS TO WORKING COMMITTEE
Each year four committee members retire by rotation which this year are H. Evans, I.Lloyd, M.Brain & P Thornely. Philip Thornely and Ifonwy Lloyd have both indicated that they do not intend to stand for re-election. We would like to thank them both for their long, dedicated and loyal service within the committee. Philip Thornely has been on the committee for 30 years and Ifonwy Lloyd for longer & we thank them both for their contribution to the society.
The society welcomes new nominations for the committee, to help the sheep breed, that we all love thrive & progress.
Anyone wishing to stand for election (or re-election) should request a form from the secretary to be completed with a proposer & seconder. The deadline for nomination forms is 7th September 2013. This date allows for any necessary arrangements for voting by proxy for the AGM.
SOCIETY BRANDED CLOTHING
For those of you who wish to promote your flock at shows and events, a range of clothing carrying the new logo is now available thanks to Molly Watts (Moithan Flock). There are many styles of clothing in the range, available in most colours and sizes (take a look at the website for example).
The list below is an indication of what is available.
Price includes embroidery (logo and personalised flock name) excl P&P. The standard design is an embroidered 3” square positioned on the left breast pocket area. However, the printers are very flexible and will do their best to accommodate individual requests.
Padded Body warmer (gilet) £35
Fleece Body warmer (gilet) £20
Polo shirt £15
Mistral reversal shower-proof jacket £25
To discuss requirements, please contact Molly Watts. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Officials of the Society would like to remind you to bear in mind the show etiquette, breed standards and welfare of animals at shows as detailed in previous newsletters.
REMINDER FOR ORDERING TAGS FOR RAM & EWE LAMBS 2013.
Year letter for 2013 crop of lambs will be T.
It would also be of great help if your LLANWENOG SHEEP SOCIETY FLOCK NUMBER could be included on the tags as well as your UK flock number e.g.UK12345 ‘666’ T012.
STOCK FOR SALE
For members wishing to advertise on the Society’s website, the cost will be as follows :-
£20.00 per year to advertise flocks.
£5.00 to advertise stock for sale up to 3 months.
If you wish to advertise your flock or stock please contact the Treasurer: Mrs M A Williams on 01994 448269 and/or e-mail advert details to email@example.com , who is in charge of website updates.
REMINDERS OF IMPORTANT NEWS: As detailed in the March 2012 & April 2013 Newsletters:
Ram Lambs can only be registered if from a registered ewe.
This will be introduced over time and will be initiated for Rams born from Ewes with an S (year 2012) tag onwards. Therefore any ewe lambs born this year will need to be registered if you intend to breed and register subsequent male progeny.
SHOW & SALE ARRANGEMENTS
I am sure you appreciate that the Show & Sale is a very busy event for the officials & so this year should you wish to hand in or leave any forms there will be a box file and I would ask you to leave the documents inside and write a brief description on the list, on the box. Alternatively please request a receipt.
The Society welcomes a new flock:
468: CEFN LLECH-CLAWDD - Mr & Mrs Fogden, Cefn Llech-Clawdd, Felindre, Llandysul
Carmarthenshire, SA44 5UW
Also confirmation of Flock prefix for Mr D Bevan is 463 – Minffordd
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Wednesday 1st June 2013 - Lambing Competition cut off date. Please send any entries to the secretary by the end of July 2013 (extended entry date).
1st - 7th July 2013 – Ram Registrations. If you want to sell Rams at the official Show & Sale the relevant forms and payment MUST be received within these deadlines.
13TH July 2013. Support Group AGM and Summer Flock Visit.
Mrs Coe, Glebe Major Flock 246 has kindly agreed to host the event at Ashorne, Warwickshire. CV35 9AE. Everyone is welcome to attend the event from the whole society. For the purposes of catering etc please contact Alison Ayling of the Support Group should you wish to attend (Clover Flock-423). Emil: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note the website address for the support group is:
Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th July 2013 - Royal Welsh Show at Builth Wells. For Schedules contact The Show Office on 01982 554403.
Friday 26th July 2013- Deadline for Entries for Official Show & Sale.
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th August-Stoneleigh Country & Livestock Show. This is a new show being held at Stoneleigh Park,Warwickshire CV8 2LZ at which there are dedicated Llanwenog classes to be judged by the Society Chairman (Blackhall Flock 380).For details please contact the show secretary on 07974 778806
Saturday 24th August 2013 -Annual Show and Sale at Llanybydder.
Monday 2nd September 2013 – Closing date for the Flock Competition.
1st - 7th September 2013 – Tupping Ram Registrations.
Monday 2nd September 2013- Closing date for the Photographic Competition.
Monday 2nd September 2013– Closing date for Dates of events to be included in the 2013 Calendar.
Thursday 19th September 2013 – Closing date for the Flock Returns and Show Success results.
Saturday 9th November 2013. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND DINNER. This year the committee have decided that the AGM will be held at the Grannell Hotel in Llanwnnen. Please note this is different from the date shown in the society calendar. Arrangements are being made for a flock visit during the day.
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 2013
This year we had another great selection of photos for the calendar, which once again sold out with the diversity of pictures providing a stunning product.
This year we are keen to continue this and will use the same categories as last year. Each category winner will go forward to be judged for the ‘Llanwenog Photograph of the Year 2013’.
The categories are:
LLANWENOGS THROUGH THE SEASONS: Llanwenog sheep in all weathers.
FLOCKS IN THE FIELD: Capture the very essence of the ‘Flock’
TUPPING TIME: Catching the mood and atmosphere of these Autumn months.
LAMBING TIME: Demonstrating the fun and life of Spring and new-born lambs
SHOW TIME LLANWENOG: Primed and ready for show Llanwenogs.
Photographs can only be accepted by jpg, gif or bmp (a resolution of 300ppi gives optimum reproduction). Also please try and use landscape mode as this provides a better image when used on the calendar.
Please clearly mark the category entered and please give details of the sheep and the owners flock. In entering, the photographer gives permission for the Society to use the photograph for Society publicity, calendar and web site. This we hope will provide publicity for your flock and refresh and increase the range of photographs to publicise the breed.
ENTRIES CLOSE ON 6th SEPTEMBER 2013