Northern Region News Archive
The 2019 JSS National AGM weekend is being hosted by the Northern Region, it is a very special occasion this year, as it is the 50th anniversary of the society’s formation.
Here are some photo’s of the weekend….
Driffield Show Champion 2018
from JT & PA Black of Gowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire
Pat Black with her Shearling Ram bred by Clive Richardson. (Judge- not pictured Stephen Dodsworth)
The Northern Region Open Day – June 2018
The Northern Region open day scheduled to be held on Sunday June 10th has, unfortunately, had to be cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Any enquiries to Geoff Wood, Northern Region Council Member, on 01229 869103 or on email@example.com
The Northern Region open day will be on June 10th at Emma Wilson’s Wastwater Flock near Seascale in Cumbria.
Easthwaite Farm, Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET
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: “Understanding Genetics” by Sandra Ireton, Bsc (Hons) and Msc (Hons), which will cover the building blocks of DNA, the dangers of narrowing gene pools to avoid defects and disease, and the relevance to Scrapie and possibly Tay-Sachs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Download the attendance form here –Northern Region Open Day 2018
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.
Champion – Clive Richardson
Reserve champion – Clive Richardson
Champion – Kevin Gaskell
Reserve champion – Geoff & Sheila Wood
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.
Welcome to new members, Mr and Mrs Ian Bond.
News & Events in 2015
GREAT HARWOOD SHOW RESULTS 2015
RAM 1st Wood & Dickinson 2nd Clive Richardson
SHEARLING RAM 1st Clive Richardson 2nd Wood & Dickinson
RAM LAMB 1st Wood & Dickinson 2nd Clive Richarson
EWE 1st Wood & Dickinson
SHEARLING EWE 1st Wood & Dickinson 2nd Clive Richardson 3rd Wood & Dickinson
EWE LAMB 1st Clive Richardson 2nd Wood & Dickinson
GROUP OF FIVE Wood & Dickinson
CHAMPION MALE Wood & Dickinson
CHAMPION FEMALE Wood & Dickinson
BREED CHAMPION AND INTER – BREED CHAMPION Wood & Dickinson
RESERVE BREED CHAMPION Wood & Dickinson
Judge: Hayley Higginson
Photographs from the show can be seen on Facebook JSS Northern Region page.
OTLEY SHOW RESULTS 2015
RAM 1st Clive Richardson 2nd John Atkinson 3rd Howard Walsh
EWE 1st John Atkinson 2nd Clive Richardson 3rd John Atkinson
SHEARLING EWE 1st John Atkinson 2nd John Atkinson 3rd Clive Richardson
CHAMPION John Atkinson – shearling ewe
RESERVE CHAMPION Clive Richardson – ram
Judge: John Fozzard
Pictures from the show can be seen on Facebook – Northern Region page.
Northern Region Open Day 2015
A reminder that this year’s Open Day will take place on Sunday May 31st commencing at 10.30am. The Open Day will be hosted by Chris and Aileen Simpson at their home in the grounds of Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN. All members are welcome to attend what promises to be an enjoyable and interesting day. Further details are available using the link below. Forms indicating how many people will attend and how many will require lunch should be returned to Mr Gavin Haworth no later than Saturday 23rd May.
click here for news of this year’s Open Day.
SHOW SEASON 2015
A list of local shows including those in the Northern Region can be accessed via the JSS main webpage.
In addition, Bishop Wilton Show (Sat July 18th) has re-instated the Jacob classes for 2015 and it would be great if members could show their support by entering their sheep this year. Just google Bishop Wilton Show for details.
As the season progresses photographs from around the region will be posted on the Northern Region webpage so send any photos you would like to be considered for the webpage to your RCM either by e-mail or PM on Facebook.
Breed Standard Guidance
Field Officer Gordon Gonnor has produced the following guidance on breed standards for the 2015 show season. Just click the link below to access the information.
News & Events in 2012
Westmorland County Show
Champion -Geoff Wood & Sheila Dickinsons’ Shearling ewe
Northern Region Show & Sale
Held on September 1st at Skipton Auction Mart
Champion Robert Prices’ Ewe – Reserve Gavin & Becky Haworth shearling ram
Open Day held by courtesy of the Saxby Family near Long Preston on Sunday May 27th
The Saxby family invited us to view their Jolly flock of two and four horned Jacob sheep and some of the renowned prize-winning Saxone Jersey cattle at their lovely home where we were blessed with a beautiful sunny May day.
The courtyard provided the perfect setting for coffee, lunch, the photographic and fleece judging competitions. Jacob and Jersey judging was held in the nearby buildings
Gavin with Richard & Tom Saxby
Stock rams Part of the ewe and lamb flock
An excellent lunch was followed by the ever popular auction so ably conducted by Gavin – assisted by wife Becky and Clive Richardson.
Clive also very generously donated a well stocked plant stall to boost the regions funds.
A memorable day with a lovely friendly atmosphere – thanks to all the Saxby family for their hospitality and hard work
The Spring AGM was held on Sunday 19th February at the usual venue, the Fox & Hounds, Langthorpe, near Boroughbridge. Attendance was down due to many members lambing, but around twenty attended. Following a lively and productive meeting a very good lunch was once again provided at a most reasonable cost.
After lunch Mrs Janet Sheard from Massey Feeds gave a short talk on ewe nutrition. To view the meeting minutes please click here.
Northern Region Meeting October 2011
To view the meeting minutes from the October Northern Region meeting, please click on the link below:
News & Events in 2011
Northern Region Xmas party 2011
at Fox and Hounds Langthorpe
A well attended lunch was enjoyed by a very happy gathering of Northern members – an excellent three course meal was followed by games (!) – organised by Becky Haworth and Kathleen Lowther amidst much laughter. A good start to Christmas.
Two Major Awards
Howard Walsh, until recently Northern Region Representative and owner of the Thornley flock in our region, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to agricultural journalism. He was unanimously named winner of the Netherthorpe Award for 2011 which was presented by the Princess Royal at a Guild of Agricultural journalists lunch in London.
Howard has worked for Farmers Guardian for over 40 years, holding the position of Business Editor for the past eight years. One of his nominees wrote “his work is informative, precise and accurate in providing the vital link between the happenings and practicalities of modern farming with the need for wider readership to understand its function”
Congratulations to Howard from all in the Northern Region!
Richard Schofield, who some will remember gave a talk at the AGM last year in the Northern Region, has been awarded the prestigious ‘2011 Shearing Personality of the Year’ at the British Isles Shearing Competition Association AGM. Colin MacGregor, who presented the award said “he stands out amongst the shearing instructors and has great respect from the shearing fraternity”
Richard, a shearing instructor for the British Wool Marketing Board, judges shearing competitions, is also a builder and roofer and keeps a flock of 160 sheep as a hobby.
Northern Autumn Meeting
held Sunday October 30th at the Fox & Hounds Langthorpe
The first meeting ably conducted by our new Northern Representative Gavin Haworth, was very well attended and most constructive. It was lovely to see new members attending and some of the old faces re-appearing.
An excellent lunch preceded our guest speaker, Mr Jonathan Stockton of Kingsway Veterinary Group, Skipton, who gave a very informative and interesting talk about worming and wormer resistance. Questions about this and other topics followed and I think everyone agreed it was a most enjoyable ‘get-together’
Northern Regions’ most successful exhibitor in 2011, Clive Richardson, pictured below with some of the sheep which won him 15 Championships and 13 Reserve Championships.
Border Rambler – shearling ram
Border shearling ewe
Kilnsey Champion 2011 – shearling Hurrsdale ewe for Gavin Haworth, seen here at the Great Yorkshire Show.
Skipton Show and Sale 2011
Show Champion – Jackie Lewis with her ewe lamb – sold for 580gns
Reserve Champion – Trevor and Pat Blacks’ ram lamb – Blackwolds Silver -sold for top price of 700 gns.
- AGM Weekend 15th to 17th April 2011 in the Lake District, hosted by the Northern Region: A few pictures from the weekend
Our hosts were Geoff Wood and Sheila Dickinson – Moorhouse flock
Views from Stephen Harrison’s Meathop Flock
Views across Morcombe Bay and Mark Southern’s Pennybridge Flock
Our host was Ian Fleming, his Elliswood Flock and bearded ponies
Otters in the Aquarium and views across Lake Windermere, Gordon and Willie T
Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Stock Judging, courtesy of Ian Grisedale at Crooklands
Becky Green doing a great job with Breed Promotion and Jacs clothing stand
- New Jacob show: An old established agricultural show in Lancashire is wanting to expand its sheep classes and is including Jacobs this year. Great Harwood Agricultural Show is on May 30th (Bank Holiday Monday) at the Showground, Great Harwood. It is easy to find. Schedules will soon be available but there will be several classes (including lambs !) and a panel judge. More information from Mrs Pickard on 01254 887062.
- Northern Region Meeting Minutes – February 2011 click for details
- Skipton Show & Sale 4th September 2010 – click for press release and resultsSkipton Show & Sale Champion 2010, a ewe from Mrs RE Blacknell and Reserve Champion, a tup from Messers Fenton & Brace – picutured here with Judge, Mr John Shemwell of Derbyshire. Main Show & Sale Sponsor was JACS Trade & DIY Warehouse. Jane Chapman of Allfex presents the trophies.
- Northern Region Flock Competition and Assessment 2010 – The results were announced at the Regional meeting in Boroughbridge on 31.10.10. The winners are as follows;
Large flock winners:
Mr S Dodsworth
The Saxby Family
Messers Wood and Dickinson
Mr and Mrs Bagley
Small flock winners
R & F Verity
Mr and Mrs Oxley
Best ram: R & F Verity
Best pair of shearlings: Sarah Kendall
Best group of gimmer lambs: Sarah Kendall
- Regional Open Day – Around 60 people attended our May open day at Ron and Florence Verity’s Crambe flock near York.
Stephen Dodsworth brought some of his four horned sheep for a useful judges’ seminar overseen by regional field officer Dennis Lowther. Ron, Florence and family had gone to a lot of effort getting the place ready and competitions organised – including ‘guess the weight’ of the lambs with two nice Lleyn x Jacobs from John Fozzard. A local shearer gave a demonstration of machine shearing (Trevor and Pat Black brought most of their ewes for short back and sides !)
We were blessed with fine weather and treated to a superb lunch in the marquee – all in all an excellent day.
4 shearlings were placed in the judging competition
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Around the Region in 2010
Glendale Show, North Northumberland. Melanie Harper judges the ewe lamb class. Class winner and Champion was Mhairi Gowans of Heyden Bridge (third right)
Gavin Haworth with his Champion and Reserve Champion tup and gimmer at Wednsleydale Show, plus two ewe lambs at home from the Hurrsdale Flock
Garstang Interbreed Group of 3 from Mr Geoff Wood, Cumbria
Champions at Penrith and Kilnsey from Mr Clive Richardson, Cumbria
Pat and Trevor Black’s Blackwolds ewes waiting to be fed on a snowy day in November on the edge of the Yorkshire wolds
Gavin Haworth and Becky Green at CCM Christmas Primestock Show at Skipton with their 1st prize lambs in the any other horned or hill breed class, selling for £74/head to Saltaire butcher, Richard Burns
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