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ENTRY FORM - DEADLINE OCTOBER 22nd 2023
SEND RESULTS FORM TO
HAYLEY HIGGINSON MEADOWLANDS FARM, HALLGREEN LANE, SOMERFORD BOOTHS, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE CW12 2LY
Please complete the form (Linked Below) with all show and any sales that you attended when you led a registered Jacob sheep. The classes could be the Jacob pedigree classes or Young Handlers classes. You do not need to have owned the sheep, have been judged by a Jacob judge or been placed (you receive a point for every class you enter even if you do not get placed). You may include shows starting with the English Winter Fair in November 2022 onwards to the entry deadline of Sunday October 22nd 2023.
You must live in the Central region which includes the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and Worcestershire but the shows can be anywhere in the UK.
Once all the entries have been received the classes will be separated into age groups for Junior, Intermediate and Senior with prizes for all.
The results will be announced at the Central Region AGM at the Blackbrook Flock, Derbyshire on Sunday 5th November.
Central Region Flock Competition will take place over the weekend 6th, 7th and 8th October 2023.
Judges Clive Richardson and Wyn Harries will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have with the management of your flock or its future development.
No need to make any special preparation of your sheep for this competition. Our aim is to make each visit friendly, informal and informative.
If you have never entered before and are unsure whether to do so this time, please contact me or another member of the Regional Committee.
If you would like to take part in the competition please fill in the form - download it by clicking here
This can be a wonderful opportunity to have some first class advice. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sunday 5th November 2023 – 11.00am
Please reply by Saturday 28th October 2023
To be held at the Blackbrook Flock
Park Farm, Melbourne, Derbyshire, DE73 8AB
by kind invitation of The Stanley Family
Programme for the Day:
11.00 am - Arrival at Park Farm, Derbyshire DE73 8AB - Coffee & Biscuits
11.30 am - Introduction to the flock, followed by farm walk. After the 11.30 introduction young shepherds will be welcome to attend the very informal training session that will be held alongside the events of the day, culminating in a mini show at 2.30pm we will need to know numbers and perhaps previous experience as sheep will be matched to children where possible but ultimately at their risk – young handler lambs kindly provided by Hayley & Abbie Higginson of Meadowland Flock.
1.00 pm - Lunch - homebred beefburgers from Tori & Ben’s Farm Shop with chips and desserts.
2.00 pm - Central Region Flock Competition 2023 prize giving and Central Region Young Handlers Annual points competition results and prize giving. Followed by a raffle
2.30 pm - Young Handlers show. Open to all regions. Classes split on the day by ages, max age 16yrs.
3.30pm - Tea & Biscuits. Annual AGM
James Leonard and family, Newport, Gwent, won the championship and joint top price of 1,000gns in the Central Region’s show and sale at Worcester. Their champion was a two-horned shearling ewe by Pike Field Cracksman out of a Beiliau Shogun-sired Mashbury ewe and sold at 500gns to John and Rachel Knowles, Clitheroe. However the Leonard’s joint sale topper was their two-horned first prize shearling ram, Grove Nero, by Beiliau Subaru and also out of another Shogun-sired Mashbury dam and selling to Ben Coe, Harleston, Norfolk. Top priced shearling ewe at 550gns was a substitute entry from Peter Gorringe, Dallington, East Sussex, which sold to Newtoncroft Farm, Harcourt, Leicester.
It was the male and reserve overall champion, a ram lamb from Wyn and Siwan Harries, Llandeilo, which drew the other 1,000gns bid. The two-horned January triplet, Hope Leo, is by Hope Lion Man out of a home-bred ewe by Pike Field Braveheart. The buyer was John Richardson, Smallwood, Sandbach. Three other ram lambs made 500gns apiece from P.H. and S.E. Powell and Son, Pard House, Worcester selling to Lyndon Trumper, Abergavenny; from Alan and.Jane Nightingale, Fillongley, Coventry, selling to Chris Fisher, Totnes, and from Tom Lewis, Whitchurch, Shropshire selling to Bethany. Osbourne, Bude.
Tom Lewis then sold his second prize shearling ram, Salopearl Fredrick, at 700gns to E. Garratt, Telford, while at 650gns, Skipton based Haworth and Locker sold their fifth prize two-horned, Blackadder Raptor, to V. Sandall, Toft, Peterborough. Top priced senior ram at 750gns was the two year old two-horned Peregrine Apache from Simon Jones, Stockbridge, Hampshire, selling to Josh Quant, Newton Abbott.
Ewe lambs reached 420gns for the third prize winner, a four-horner from Margie and Mark Rushbrooke’s Perrymill flock, Bewdley. The January born single by Kingarrow Digby sold to A. Griffiths, Brecon. It was also a four-horner, this one from Lesley Partridge’s Bentley flock, which took the red rosette in this class and best four horned sheep in the show, as well the best Central Region entry. The Bentley Star Walker-sired lamb made 300gns to Gill and Charlotte Heaven, Hasfield, Gloucester.
Sarah Hill, Shafton, Barnsley, sold the top priced ewe at 280gns, a two- horned Beiliau Defender daughter out of a Whowells dam. The buyer was Simon Chell, Gnosall, Stafford.
Aged ewes £241.50; shearlings £246.60; ewe lambs £196. Aged rams £360.50, shearling rams £540; ram lambs £348.75.
Central Region Trimming Day
Sunday 14th May 2023
A Jacob trimming workshop is scheduled for Sunday 14th May and is aimed primarily at those wishing to learn more about preparing their Jacob sheep ready for the show and sale rings.
Run by members of the Jacob Sheep Society with many years’ experience of successfully turning out their sheep to shows and sales. Please feel free to ask questions throughout the day.
Shearling and older aged Jacob sheep from the Lickhill Flock will be washed and carded and available for hands on practical experience.