Welcome to the News page for the Eastern Region, which includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk.
Regional Contact Member
NEW REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBER FOR THE EASTERN REGION
The Jacob Sheep Society Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Coe as the new Regional Contact Member for the Eastern Region. Charlie farms around 100 acres with his father, David, at Great Wenham in Suffolk where they run a suckler herd of pedigree Longhorns and Northern Dairy Shorthorns as well as flocks of pedigree Jacobs, Wensleydales and Whitefaced Dartmoors.
Home grown cereals are fed in the beef finishing yards to locally sourced store cattle. Charlie is a Harper Adams graduate and was a founder member of Hadleigh Young Farmers Club some years ago. He regularly shows his sheep with great success and won the Interbreed Best Trimmed Championship at the Royal Norfolk Show last year.
Eastern Region Flock Competition
September 30th – 2nd October 2022
(Closing Date - 21st September 2022)
Jean Simmons and Peter Gorringe will visit your flock and although there is a competition for the classes below the judges will be very happy to give advice and comment on your sheep if you require it. Your sheep do not need any special preparation, but it is preferable that they are penned or in a small area.
CLASSES: please use the link below to download the entry form; further entries can be accepted on the day
LARGE FLOCK: 12 or more ewes
SMALL FLOCK: 4 – 11 ewes
GROUP OF EWE LAMBS 3 – 5 lambs
BEST MALE: any age ram or ram lamb
BEST HOME BRED MALE: any age
BEST SHEARLING EWE:
BEST TWO HORNED SHEEP
BEST FOUR HORNED SHEEP
Click Here for a copy of the entry form