Welcome to the news page for the Northern Region, which includes the counties of North, South, East and West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cleveland and Cumbria.

Acting Regional Council Member

Mr Geoff Wood

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The Northern Region Open Day - June 2018

The Northern Region open day will be on June 10th at Emma Wilson's Wastwater Flock near Seascale in Cumbria.

Provisional timetable for Northern Region Open Day

10 am coffee and biscuits
10:30 am introduction to Easthwaite Farm and Emma Wilson's Wastwater flock
10:45 am Look at the sheep and judge a class of Jacobs
11:30 talk on sheep genetics
12:30 lunch
13:30 pm farm walk and look at the other stock including beef cattle and Herdwick sheep. Option of a walk or trailer ride to the lake.
14:30 Herdwick sheep class to judge and possibly a talk on the breed
15:30 Tea and cake, and a raffle
Other activities may include a valuations of farm items,  guess the weight of a pair of Beltex lambs and maybe a "50s square" or something similar to get a small prize
Hotel accommodation will be arranged locally for those wishing to stay overnight.
Please contact Geoff Wood, Northern Region Council Member, on 01229 869103 or 07733220498 or g.wood103@btinternet.com for more details.

 

Northern Region Update - May, June 2017

Geoff wood, Acting RCM Northern Region

It was nice to see some lovely weather in May but unfortunately it did not last and the rain came down on the first two northern shows. However this did not spoil the days.

Showing Results:-

Otley

Champion – Clive Richardson

Reserve champion – Clive Richardson

Great Harwood

Champion – Kevin Gaskell

Reserve champion – Geoff & Sheila Wood

CumberlandCounty

Champion – Clive Richardson

Reserve champion – Clive Richardson

Next to come was our open day in early June which attracted a good turnout, around 75 people. The weather was good and everyone had a good day with some positive discussions on flock competitions and Tay-Sachs. Our thanks to all who attended and all who helped to put on a wonderful day.

Our next show was the Royal Cheshire in scorching temperatures on 30°C which saw Clive Richardson win the championship and ourselves the reserve, this was out of some really strong class and quality of sheep. This good weather saw us get some really good hay before we set off to the Royal Highland Show where the weather deteriorated on Friday but saw Connor & Dalrymple take the championship and young Adam Christie the reserve. Now we are getting ready for the Great Yorkshire Show this next week, so hopefully will see a lot of you there.

Thanks to everybody once again for your help on our open day.

Geoff Wood

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