February 2011 Newsletter
CHAIRMAN’S INTRODUCTION – Mr Huw Jenkins
First and foremost, I would like to thank members for the honour of being elected Chairman and promise to do my utmost to promote and support the Llanwenog breed to ensure that it is a breed which has a secure and prosperous future, as well as a successful past. But I cannot do this alone, and would encourage all members to play their part in this to ensure that the Breed and the Society itself prospers and flourishes in the years to come. It is a very competitive market out there, with dozens of other breeds vying to attract new members, so it will not be easy, by any stretch of the imagination. However, all you need is to have a passion for the breed, like I have had for the past 25 years, then it seems to come naturally.
I am particularly pleased by the inclusion of a Llanwenog Class at the Smallholder & Garden Festival in Builth Wells in May this year. As this is the first year that we have had a class in our own right, I would encourage members to attend if at all possible to support, and even better if they can bring an entry or two. For those of you who have not yet ventured into the Show Ring, please remember that help and advice is always available from your Area Representative.
I hope that lambing is going well (for those of you that have started) and look forward to hearing from you if you have any matter whatsoever that you wish to discuss with me.
Thank you/ Diolch
OFFICIALS FOR 2010-2011
Officials for the coming year will be.
President – Mr John Green, Blaenplwyf Flock.
Vice-President – Mr Les Jenkins, Beiligwyn Flock.
Chairman – Mr Huw Jenkins, Gwynfaen Flock.
Vice Chairman – Mr Lawrence Jones, Blackhall Flock.
Treasurer – Mrs Lynwen Jenkins, Gwynfaen Flock.
Secretary – Mrs Emily Addis, Preswylfa Flock.
Working Committee Members – Huw Evans, Alltgoch; Gareth Evans, Parcyrhos; Margaret Brain, Whiteparish; Philip Thornely, Newgate; Ernie Lewis, Lonarth; John Green, Blaenplwyf; Ifonwy Lloyd, Cletwr; Maggie Wilson, Pessall; Charles Horton, Nell; Lawrence Jones, Black Hall; Elfyn Morgans, Glwydwern; May Clegg, Ffarm Fach; Huw Jenkins Gwynfaen; Les Jenkins, Beiligwyn; Simon Wallis, Maestroyddyn; Brian Williams, Red Burrow; Richard Edwards, Glanrhyd; Marie Annette Williams, Iet Goch.
Competitions results 2010.
The following results were announced in the AGM 2010.
Lambing Competition – Small Flock.
1st Mrs Lynne Zorab, Brendon with 214% (7 ewes)
2nd Mrs Jill Bennett, Tallantire, with 200% (5 ewes)
3rd Mrs May Clegg, Ffarm Fach, with 193.75% (16 ewes)
4th Mr & Mrs James Money-Kyrle, Ruardean 192% (27 ewes)
Mrs Jackie Webb, Keepers, with 192% (13 ewes)
Lambing Competition – Large Flock
1st Mr Philip Thornely, Newgate with 166% (97 ewes)
Flock Competition 2010.
Small Flock Large Flock
1st Mrs May Clegg, Ffarm Fach. 1st Mr Huw Evans, Alltgoch.
2nd Mr & Mrs Gareth Evans, Parcyrhos. 2nd S.S. Horton & Sons, Nell.
3rd Mr Pete Ebbsworth, Cae Main.
Mr & Mrs Arfon Williams, Pentre.
1st Mrs May Clegg, Ffarm Fach.
2nd Mr Huw Evans, Alltgoch.
3rd Mr & Mrs Gareth Evans, Parcyrhos.
4th Mr Pete Ebbsworth, Cae Main.
Flock Master Competition
1st Mr & Mrs Huw Jenkins, Gwynfaen Flock
2nd. Mr & Mrs Gareth Evans, Parcyrhos Flock.
3rd Mrs May Clegg, Ffarm Fach Flock.
4th Mr Huw Evans, Alltgoch Flock.
Photograph Competition Winners
Show Time Llanwenog –
1st Mr and Mrs Jon Addis, Preswylfa Flock.
Llanwenog through the Seasons
1st Mr and Mrs Nigel Webster, Tweedy Hill Flock.
Congratulations to everyone at the Winter Fair:
1st Arfon & Rhian Williams, Pentre Flock
2nd John & Meinir Green Blaenplwyf Flock
3rd Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, Gwynfaen Flock
4th Huw & Lynwen Jenkins, Gwynfaen Flock
5th John & Meinir Green, Blaenplwyf Flock
6th Luke Watts, Moithan Flock
REMINDER FOR ORDERING TAGS FOR RAM & EWE LAMBS 2011.
Year letter for 2011 crop of lambs will be P.
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. UK123456 666 P012.
Please bear in mind the new double tagging regulations when ordering your ear tags.
STOCK FOR SALE
There is an opportunity for members to place an advert on the Society’s website advertising their flock and stock for sale and any time of the year. The cost of this will be as follows :-
£20-00 per year to advertise flocks.
£5-00 to advertise stock for sale up to 3 months.
WEBSITE: We are trying to complete the members directory on the website, however to enable us to do this we need the signed data protection forms from each flock. Please send them to Lynwen Jenkins, Llysfaen Uchaf, Llanwnnen, Lampeter, SA48 7LF. If you need additional forms please let me know.
The Society sends its deepest condolences to the Storer family following the passing of Mrs A Storer and welcome Mr Neil Storer to the society (239; Baylham Flock).
Below please find amended flock details:
Mrs Lynn Zorab: 221-Brendon Flock. UK No. UK350893.
Mr. & Mrs. M. Greenslade's (Langley flock no. 338) corrected telephone no.
The Society welcomes a new flock:
Flock 436 – Hailstone. Sue Cumberpatch, Hailstone Farm.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES
14th May: Spring Flock Visit – Mr & Mrs Lawrence Jones will be welcoming society members to Blackhall Farm, South Tawton, Okehampton, Devon. Arrive for 12 noon:- the society is hoping to arrange a mini-bus from Lampeter, so anyone that is interested please let me know so I can ascertain numbers and costings.
18th May 2011 – NSA Cymru/Welsh Sheep – Machynlleth, Powys.
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2011 – Smallholder Weekend at The Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells. For further details contact The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society on 01982 554403.
Due to the increased support and attendance in the Llanwenog class, we are thrilled to announce that this is the first year that the Llanwenog sheep will have their own class.
Wednesday 1st June 2010 - Closing date for the Lambing Competition.
Wednesday 8th June 2011 – NSA North Sheep – Hexham, Northumberland.
Tuesday 14th June 2011 - NSA South West Sheep – Paignton, Devon.
Sunday 18th June 2011 - The Three Counties Countryside Show, the Showground Malvern. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust will hold Llanwenog classes at the Show. For further details and schedules contact the Three Counties Agricultural Society on 01684 584900.
1st - 7th July 2011 – 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.
Thursday 1st September 2011 – Closing date for the Flock Competition.
1st - 7th September 2011 – Ram Registrations.
Saturday 3rd September 2011 – Official Show and Sale at Worcester Cattle Market.
Saturday 5th November 2011.ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND DINNER.
CYMDEITHAS DEFAID LLANWENOG
LLANWENOG SHEEP SOCIETY
Secretary Mrs Emily Addis
Preswylfa, Dihewyd, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7PN
Tel : 01570 471 777 (evenings)
Web address :- www.llanwenog-sheep.co.uk
IN TWO CATEGORIES
SHOW TIME LLANWENOG Llanwenog sheep in Show condition demonstrating the ideal breed qualities.
LLANWENOG THROUGH THE SEASONS Llanwenog sheep at any season of the year.
Photographs can be submitted by post or ideally by email as jpg, gif or bmp (a resolution of 300ppi gives optimum reproduction.)
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 2011