Southern Region News Archive

Southern Region AGM 2020

51st AGM WEEKEND 

Hosted by the Southern Region
Friday 24th – 26th April 2020

AGM Program
AGM Program

The closing dates for the AGM has been extended to 10th March 2020 so please have a look at the exciting three day program and download the booking form by clicking here.

Wool cup and Photo competition.
Entries will need to be in by 10 am Friday morning and will be judged with prizes and cups awarded on the Saturday night, as will the Pat Bromley trophy.

The photo Competition has 3 categories: “Generations,” “Black & White” and “Shepherd and Flock.” Please can all photos be 5×7” or above, on photo paper or high-quality printer paper, with name, flock name and category on the reverse.

Auction: Will take place this year on the Friday night so please bring your entries.

Hever Castle & Gardens:
Dating back to the 13th century, Hever Castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. It formed the backdrop to a sequence of tumultuous events that changed the course of Britain’s history, monarchy and religion. Its panelled rooms house fine furniture, tapestries, antiques and what is regarded as ‘one of the best collections of Tudor portraits after the National Portrait Gallery’ according to David Starkey. The Book of Hours Room beautifully illuminates two prayer books which belonged to Anne Boleyn and bear her inscriptions and signature. Also discover magnificent award-
winning gardens set in 125 acres of glorious grounds, with a water maze and the 100-year-old yew maze.

Hush Heath Vineyard and Winery:
Discover the full process of grape to glass, and most importantly enjoy a guided tasting of five wines, ciders or beers in their stunning tasting room, The View. This will be followed by a lunch of charcuterie, cheese or vegetarian sharing platters,
made with delicious local produce and all served with freshly baked bread and crackers. Also an opportunity to walk the estate and vineyard on a self-guided tour.

ALDINGTON FLOCK – 00002
Lord Aldington writes…
“The Aldington flock originated with the sock lamb which my mother acquired in
the sixties, out of which grew the Jacob Sheep Society. We now have 25 breeding
ewes and three proven rams. All are two horned. We do not show.”

SHUTECOMBE FLOCK – 04805
Peter Gorringe writes…
“The Shutecombe flock originated with a flock of Jacobs purchased as grass
mowers for our fields that we had on our then home in Devon.
Our interest in the Jacob breed then increased and we purchased five ewe lambs
in 2008 from the Compton flock and rented a ram, Dalewode Parsons.
As the flock increased, we purchased two rams, Webbery Sputnik and Tooma
Tribute, and they have produced some great stock. We moved to East Sussex
from Devon in 2017 and now have about 100 acres here. The moved was quite
an upheaval for both us and the sheep. With the help of the family we now have
increased the flock to forty breeding ewes, keeping most of the ewe lambs until
they become shearlings and selling our surplus stock then. We have recently
purchased a small flock of Dutch Spotted sheep as a new venture”.

Southern Region AGM 2019

Please click the link here for the minutes of the 2019 Southern Region AGM.

The results of the flock competition are shown below with Cindy Smith , Fiona Gordon and Peter Gorringe, Collecting their Trophies From Barley Gould at the southern region Agm at Brinsbury College

southern region Agm

Flock competition results Oct 2019 Judges Chris Slee and Arwel Jones .

Large Flock Trophy and shield

1st. Peter Gorringe Shutecombe Flock
2nd. Fiona Gordon Parsonage Flock
3rd. Cindy Smith Duddleswell flock

Small Flock Shield
1st. Emma Douglass Dolcoppice Flock
2nd. Gilly Cumming Upton Lovell
3rd. James McConnachie Test Valley Flock
4th. Catherine Richards Puxtye Flock

Best Ram. Cup
1st. Matt Legge Duxmore Flock
2nd. Peter Gorringe Shutecombe Flock
3rd. Fiona Gordon Parsonage Flock
4th. Emma Douglass Dolcoppice Flock

Best Ewe Lambs Cup
1st. Fiona Gordon Parsonage Flock
2nd. Peter Gorringe Shutecombe Flock
3rd. Cindy Smith Duddleswell Flock
4th. Emma Douglass Dolcoppice Flock
5th. Gilly Cumming Upton Lovell Flock
6th. Bedales School Bedales Flock.

Best Ewe Cup only
Peter Gorringe Shutcombe Flock

Jacob sheep society southern region Newsletter August 2019.

Flock competition

Our flock competition will be the first weekend in October Friday 4th till Sunday 6th. This year our Judges are Chris Slee and Arwel Jones.
Last year’s was cancelled at short notice last year.
Please complete attached booking form. ​And return it to ​barley110@aol.com
Closing date for entries is 10th September 2019.

If you entered last year and would like to enter this year then please email me. Also I have a
couple of payments that have not been returned. I know who you are! So if you don’t wish to
enter let me know and I will send you a cheque.

Entry form can be downloaded here

​Open day, Regional AGM and prize giving for flock competition.
This will be held at Brinsbury College campus at the end of October.
More details to follow.

SHOW RESULTS AND PHOTOS.
Lorna Hendey collects the show results to compile them for the journal.
So please please if you have any forward them to her photos too. They need to be with her by
the first of October for possible inclusion in the winter Jacob journal.

National Agm 2020. Friday 24th-Sunday 26th April 2020.
It is our turn to host the National Agm in 2020. We are well on the way with the planning, we
will be based in kent. The hotel has been booked it is The Mercure hotel Tunbridge Wells. We
will be visiting Charles Aldington’s flock, Lesley pope’s flock and Peter Gorringe’s Shutecombe
flock. We have a vineyard tour booked and a visit to Hever Castle.
So now just need to fill in the details. If you have any ideas, good or questionable let me know!
One thing we would like is a great evening entertainment,for after the Saturday dinner. Please
let me know if you think you can help in any way.

Ram’s and stock for sale.
If you have a ram to rent out loan sell ect. Or need a ram let me know and I will see if I can
match you up! You never know.

Shutecombe ram available on the Isle of Wight.
I will not be having lambs next year due to other commitments, so Cromwell,or Oli as I call him
would like some girls for a good time this winter! I plan to be in Italy for November/December
so he will need to stay for the winter. He’s given me some lovely lambs this year.
Email me for pictures and more info. ​BARLEY110@aol.com

Ewes for sale.
“ Sale of 25 beautiful Jacob ewes (two horns) due to cessation of lambing; flock built up over 12
years and includes 4 shearling ewes which have not yet lambed; 21 ewes produced 38 good
lambs

Good home essential for new owner who will continue to lamb them. Location West Sussex –
seller will deliver within 50 mile radius. Mike Pavia 01428 707265.”

FOR SALE
Four Horned Ram, Hope Iron Man (153584) lambed 2015
Bred by Mr & Mrs Harries, Camarthenshire
Lovely markings and offspring
Reluctant sale due to daughters joining flock
For more details, pedigree, photos, please contact Tiggy Thornton, Wiltshire
tiggythornton@uwclub.net​ or 01985 850560

I am sure there is a few more with stock for sale around so if you have any wants or
stock for sale send me an email and I will try to match you up! And of course there is
always our Facebook page which I am assured is a great place to sell your stock.

I am writing this on a very soggy Sunday morning, I hope we will enjoy a warm and sunny
autumn and look forward to seeing you somewhere and some when.

June 2019 –

Dear All,

I hope you are all well and have had a good lambing and have shorn your flocks.  I have! I have a lovely crop of skipping lambs, but sadly they are all miss marked.  So I won’t be showing them. Phew a really good excuse!

So what is happening here in the southern region.

Firstly  Gilly Cumming. Has kindly agreed to host an Open Day.  Please do all come we have not had an open day in the southern region properly for quite a while.  I will be inviting the South West region to join us to as some of them will be closer than some of us!

Southern Region Open day

Gilly Cumming has kindly invited us to visit her Upton Lovell flock.

Date – Sunday 30th June.

Location – Just outside Warminster. At Upton Lovell. BA12 0JW.

Selecting sheep for showing. Gareth Jones will be showing us how to select the best Jacobs for showing from our flock.

Gilly has kept Jacob Sheep for the past 15 years and normally lambs about 12 Ewes last year she used a ram from the Shutecombe flock and has a good crop of lambs, including a set of quads which mum has raised on her own, under Gilly’s watchful eye.

Gilly lambs later than most with the last lambs born on Easter Sunday, this year.  Gilly sells her ram Lambs off for meat locally, keeping the ewe lambs on to shearlings and selecting the best for replacement stock, and selling on the rest for hogget, which Gilly has found to be very popular.

It would be lovely to see lots of you at Gilly’s.

Program for the day –

·         We will arrive at 10.30-11am with coffee on arrival

·         Gilly then taking us for a tour of the flock.

·         Gareth Jones (Jacob judge) will then give us a talk and demonstration on choosing sheep for showing, and some preparation tips.

·         Followed by lunch at Gilly’s.

And later if we have enough interest there is a farm with a herd of Tamworth pigs just down the road which we could visit.

Booking form is available by clicking here, early notification will be greatly appreciated.

Kent County show.

This year is their 90th year.

We will be having our having our award winning stand again this year.

Please do come and visit. If you produce any Jacob goods that you feel you can sell on our stand drop me an email and I will pass it on to Lesley pope who organises the Jacob stand.

Singleton Rare Breeds show

Sunday 14th July 2019

The rare breeds show is back this year.  Please do support it if you can.

Flock Competition.

Friday 4th of -Sunday 6th October 2019. 

We will be having our flock competition this year as unfortunately last year it was cancelled at short notice.  I will be sending out entry forms soon.

Our judges are confirmed as Chris Slee and Arwel Jones.

NATIONAL AGM 2020

Plans are well underway, for our turn to host the National AGM next year.  We will be in Tunbridge Wells Kent. The hotel and flock visits have been booked,  one of which will be Charles Aldington flock.

One thing we are stuck on is a suitable Saturday night entertainment.  Any ideas and suggestions however wacky gratefully received!!

Any suggestions on any of the weekend events and activities will be gratefully received, as will any other offers of help.

Here is the list of 2019 Southern Region Shows with Jacob classes

Surrey County Show, 27th May 2019
Stoke Park, Guildford, GU1 1ER
http://www.surreycountyshow.co.uk/

Cranleigh Show, 30th June 2019
Bookhurst Road,Cranleigh, GU6 7DW
https://www.cranleighshow.co.uk/

Royal Isle of Wight County Show, 30th June 2019
Northwood, PO30 5TP
http://www.riwas.org.uk/

Kent County Show, 5-7th July 2019
Kent Showground, Detling, ME14 7JF
https://kentshowground.co.uk/

Weald & Downland Living Museum Rare Breeds Show 14th July 2019
Singleton, PO18 0EU.
https://www.wealddown.co.uk/…/rare-and-traditional-breeds-…/

New Forest & Hampshire County Show, 30th July -1st August 2019
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH
https://www.newforestshow.co.uk/

Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show, 25-26th August 2019
Ardenrun Showground, Lingfield, RH7 6LL
https://www.edenbridge-show.co.uk/

Romsey Show, 14th September 2019
Romsey, SO51 9LQ.
http://romseyshow.co.uk/

Findon Sheep Fair, 14th September 2019
Nepcote Green, Findon, BN14 0SD
https://www.findonsheepfair.co.uk/

Royal County of Berkshire Show 21-22nd September 2019
Newbury Showground, RG18 9QZ
https://www.berkshireshow.co.uk/Show/index

I hope you have all had a good lambing, I have had several emails from the southern region shows they all now have there entries open so if you have any fabulous lambs, there is no time like the present to enter them. DATES AND DETAILS BELOW.
I have recently had an email from the natural fibre company in Cornwall saying that they are looking for fleeces for the coming year and will pay more than the woolboard please see their website for more details www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk

I have was recommended by the Judges for our flock competition a product called cheviot foot paste , it is a thick paste for applying to hooves of limping sheep . I have used it quite a bit this winter, as it’s a paste not a spray it is still there the next day. I fill the cavity that you have cleaned the mud from, with it. There is always one of those! I have had far less persistent limpers since I have given it a go so I would recommend it! It’s available from www.animalmedicationdirect.co.uk and costs about £15. Delivered.

Here are the final details for our Open day. As advertised in the spring Journal.
Visit to Barley’s flock here on the Isle of Wight. 

10:30-11 am Sunday 21st May 2017 for coffee and biscuits there is plenty of parking in the carpet Wright carpark and ARGOS

We shall meet at my flock which Graze behind Argos. Newport Isle of Wight. Postcode. PO30 5LG. To view my small flock,and for coffee. I have lambed early for me this year, as I have left my ram in with his flock since November 2015 , and I remove the ewe lambs when they are 4 months old. I only have one field and it’s easier to find grazing for cute ewe lambs not grumpy ram’s. Also in 2015 I had problems with dogs. And none now Jack is in residence.
Then we adjourn to the Carisbrooke church hall where we shall have a buffet lunch at 12 :30 Please advise me of any dietary requirements. Sadly the car park is only free for one hour. After lunch you are welcome to visit Carisbrooke castle www.english-heritage.org.uk . It is about £10. To enter or free for English heritage members. Or stay for a felting / peglooming workshop. We have two options either a small bag felt or a small peg loomed chair cushion.pictured above. One of which will you should be able in under 2 hours.
We will have cream tea at the end of the day 4pm.
The cost will be £10 per person for the lunch and £5. Per wooly item.
Please email me before the 10th of May. if you wish to come.

I have not done anything with regards to the ferry both www.redfunnel.co.uk and www.wightlink.co.uk have good websites and have offers on their day returns usually they are better offers if you have a full car. I have tried to book groups before and I am afraid it is not worth the trouble. If you plan to stay longer on the Isle of Wight, most hotels and B+B’s have an arrangement with the ferry companies, and can get you a deal. visit www.visitisleofwight.co.uk.

SOUTHERN REGION SHOWS 2017

MAY.

27th Saturday.  Heathfield.  East Sussex. https://heathfieldshow.org/

29th Monday. Surrey County show.  Guildford. http://www.surreycountyshow.co.uk/surrey-county-show

JUNE 

Thursday 8th till Saturday 10th.South of England. Nr. Haywards Heath.http://www.seas.org.uk/south-of-england-show/

25th Sunday. Isle of Wight Agricultural show . ( No Jacob judge.)http://www.riwas.org.uk/county-show

JULY. 

2nd Sunday. Cranleigh Show . Nr. Horsham.http://www.cranleighshow.co.uk/ 

Friday 7th till Sunday 9th.  Kent County show. http://kentshowground.co.uk/

Sunday 16th Singleton Rare  and traditional breeds show.  Nr. Chichester West Sussex. http://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/rare-and-traditional-breeds-show/

Tuesday 25th till Thursday 27th. New Forest show. Brockenhurst. http://www.newforestshow.co.uk/

AUGUST.

Wednesday 16th Gillingham and Shaftesbury. Dorset.  (South West region but not far.)  http://www.gillshaftshow.co.uk/

Sunday 27th till Monday 28th.  Oxsted and Edenbridge. Surrey. https://www.edenbridge-show.co.uk/

SEPTEMBER. 

Saturday 9th Romsey. http://romseyshow.co.uk/ 

Saturday 16th till Sunday 17th Royal Berkshire show. (Newbury)  http://www.newburyshowground.co.uk/events/royal-county-of-berkshire-show

ALL SHOW HAVE WEBSITES AND YOU CAN ENTER ONLINE.

FLOCK COMPETION RESULTS  2016 :

  1.  Large Flock 1st Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 2nd Cindy Smith 3rd Simon Jones
  2.  Small Flock 1st Pam and Neil Dickens 2nd Chris Bone 3rd Mike Reynolds.
  3. 4 horned ram 1st Gareth Jones 2nd Matt Legge
  4. 2 horned Ram 1st Pam and Neil Dickens 2nd Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 3rd Simon Jones
  5. Pen of ewe lambs 1st Cindy Smith 2nd Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 3rd Pam and Neil Dickens
  6. Ewe 1st Chris Bone 2nd Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 3rd Cindy Smith.

FIONA GORDON AND JUDGE GORDON CONOR. 

PAM DICKENS AND JUDGE GORDON CONOR.

 Minutes of Southern Region AGM


Red Barn Farm, Stewkely, Bucks.

 Saturday 22nd October 2016

Present: Barley Gould(Chair), Neil and Pam Dickens, Simon and Lesley
Pope, Gareth Jones, Simon Jones, Fiona Gordon, Virginia Lloyd, Geoffrey
Purefoy, and Elspeth Mullineux, Gilly Cumming, Chris and Caroline Jewell, John Dixon.
Apologies : Caroline Gould, Rosemary Prosser, Cindy Smith, Chris Bone.

1. The minutes of the meeting held on 7th February 2106 were agreed.

2. Barley welcomed Scott Dalrymple and Gordon Connor, the flock
competition judges, and asked Gordon to give out the results. See below.

3, Shows. The region had been represented at most of the shows in the
region and as usual had a stand at Kent. This was a great success largely
due to the efforts of Lesley in setting it all up and the stand had won 3rd prize
in the non- commercial section. Income and expenditure had been roughly
equal after allowing for the purchase of the new banners.

4 Gareth Jones reported that there was a flock in the SW region that was
being sold with very good sheep and asked anyone who was interested to
contact him.

5. There was the usual concern over the lack of new entrants for the shows
and it was suggested that more should be done to publicise when and where
the shows were and what prize money was available.

6. Neil and Pam Dickens said they would like to present a trophy to the region
for the best ewe in the flock competition.

7. Barley thanked the two flock competition judges for all their hard work and
helpful advice, and also Neil and Pam for their hospitality in making the day
so enjoyable. The meeting also thanked Barley for all her efforts as regional Council member .

Notes

I have since been advised that the flock competition cups at the moment are as follows.  A shield for the best large flock. A shield for the best small flock.  A rose bowl for best ewe. Currently held by Chris Bone.  And a reappointed cup for the best Ram.  So we will need to discuss what the trophy Neil and Pam Dickens, would like to be for.

Also  we would like to thank everyone for bringing raffle prizes.  And taking part, and note that the raffle raised £72. And thank Virginia Lloyd for organising the raffle.

Also I forgot to say that Rosemary Prosser.  Emailed me to stand down from the southern region committee. I wish to thank her for all her hard work and time.

Flock Competition and Open Day 2016 – Click here http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/Flock Competition and Open Day.docx

AGM Minutes 2016 – Click here http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/s region agm 2016 minutes 1.pdf

Show Results in this region 2015:

Surrey County Results – click this link http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/Surrey County Show Report 2015.pdf

Surrey County Show Main Ring Parade with Fiona Gordon

Kent Results – click this link

Singleton Results

At The Singleton Show “Olivia” Reserve Interbreed Champion with her handler

and the Judge Mrs Rosemary Beecher and Anna Milner the class sponsor.

Cranleigh Show

A full list of all the shows and contact details are on the main site on the ‘Local Shows’ page.

SPRING NEWSLETTER 2014 and SHOW and AGM information, click link below

2014 Newsletter.docx

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER 2013 and AGM information  

click link below

https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/files/JSS_Autumnnewsletter_2013final.docx

SURREY COUNTY RESULTS  https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/files/Surrey County Show 2013.docx

ALTON RESULTS  https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/files/Alton_Show_results_7th_July_2013.docx

KENT RESULTS https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/files/Kent show 2013 report.docx

SINGLETON RESULTS https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/files/Singleton Rare Breeds Show 13 results.docx

EDENBRIDGE AND OXTED RESULTS  https://site.jacobsheepsociety.com/files/Edenbridge Results.docx

SHOW REPORTS:

Edenbridge and Oxted Show, August 25th to 26th

The 2013 renewal of Edenbridge and Oxted show was very much a game of two halves with heavy rain the day before making everything a quagmire underfoot and all the sheep looking very bedraggled and miserable as they arrived (other than Linda Brown’s Coldswood flock which trotted in snugly rugged in matching livery).  As if by magic the sky cleared by mid-morning on Sunday and the sun came out, drying everyone off and returning the showground to bearable mud – which was very amusing to all of us in boots as so many of the visiting crowd were seen leaping the puddles shod only in flip-flops.  By the Monday it was hot and sunny and we were all down to T shirts and shorts.  Despite the weather on the first day, Edenbridge lived up to its well earned reputation for a friendly holiday atmosphere and a relaxed and easy introduction to showing for new exhibitors.

A few years ago the pure Jacob classes were lost due to a drop in numbers and all the trophies were dispersed so it was gratifying to count up a total of 31 sheep in 6 classes, the Ram Lamb class being particularly strong with 12 entries with Linda Brown taking first and second place. However, the Judge Mr J. Williams of Kimbolton found his Champion in the Shearling Ewe class with Mapleleaf Jasmine, shown by Chris and Amanda Bone, repeating her success from Kent County of taking both the class and the Championship.  When the Judge came to visit the exhibitors after the class we told him that he had chosen well as Jasmine had won at Kent, he looked visibly relieved at getting it right!

Lesley Pope won the Open Wool class with her Jacob fleece beating all the other breeds and Michaela Baldwin of Swan Farm YFC at Ashford showed one of Glen Dodwell’s Jacobs (Aurora) to be second in a very hotly contested Young Handler Class.

We have been looking to replace the Jacob trophies at Edenbridge and Bill Emptage came to the rescue having found a nice new cup in an antique shop so he gave it to the best novice exhibitor who has not won a first prize at the show in the Jacob classes, with the intention of encouraging newcomers to “come and have a go at showing”.   After some discussion with the Stewards we had three entries(or was it four?) and it was won by a promising Ram lamb shown by Nick Van Manen.

Click on the link above for the full results.

The Kent Show, July 12th-14th

The Kent show took place on what was probably the hottest weekend end of the year. As usual we had a stand with lots of woollen goods and soap very popular, I was most surprised by the amount of folk buying their yearly supply of soap!  The show its self well stocked with Jacobs, we had a full line of Jacobs in the pens.  Sue Taylour was our Judge, she was entertained in the Jacob tent after judging, with wine and cake as tradition dictates! It was the first year that the young farmers were allowed to show horned sheep in their classes, they have their own ring at Kent and it’s very well supported. Sadly I missed seeing them in the ring but Larissia from Swan farm Young Farmers Got 3rd. for her Jacob ram lamb.  In the turn out class.  I must say a big thank you to all of you who helped on the stand over the weekend.

Linda Brown with her reserve champion ram lamb, Judge Sue Taylour and Amanda bone with her shearling ewe champion

Singleton Rare Breeds Show, July 21st 2013

Another perfect day for this show although a little warm for the sheep! Peter Bull judged the Jacob classes and it was good to see him looking so well.

Roy and Jean Digweed took the championship with a lovely shearling ewe and the reserve was Mike Reynolds with his ewe lamb.

The full list of results can be seen by clicking on the link above.

Roy Digweed with his winning shearling ewe.

Alton Show, July 7th 

A lovely day for the show at Alton – the attendance was good although there were not so many there during the afternoon. Could have been something to do with Andy Murray playing the final at Wimbledon!

Unfortunately there were only 3 entrants which is disappointing as it is such a nice show and deserves support.

Stan Taylor was the judge and gave  Mark Bridger  the championship with his ewe and Simon Jones  reserve with a ram lamb. Congratulations to both of them. The full list of results can be seen by clicking the link above.

Stan Taylor with Mark Bridger and Simon Jones – champion and reserve

Surrey County Show, May 27th

Finally the sun shone for the Surrey County Show at Guildford. Usually it rains (or even snows) and the wind howls through the sheep lines, but this year the weather was perfect. Sunshine but not too hot and it certainly brought the crowds out.

There was a good turnout for all the sheep classes with 4 exhibitors in the Jacob classes.  Mark Bridger took the championship with his shearling ram and Simon Jones was Reserve with a ewe. Well done to both of them !

Click on the link above for the full results.

Mark Bridger receiving his trophy for his ram.

News & Events in 2012

Open Day 2012

In the middle of June we had  a very successful Open Day at Fiona and Noel Gordon’s lovely house near Maidstone. Unlike many other events this year, the weather was kind although Fiona had a few panics the week before as to whether we would all have to move indoors. However apart from a couple of short lived showers, the sun shone and we all enjoyed a superb barbecue lunch on the terrace. Before that we looked at Fiona’s flock and Jean Blacknell led a very informative and interesting discussion about all aspects of the breed and sheep keeping generally.

After lunch there was a hands on session on halter training, washing and preparing sheep for showing and how to show your sheep in the ring to best advantage.

As always Jean was full of useful advice and  helpful tips!

It was nice to see some new faces, particularly young ones, and hopefully some of them will now feel they have the confidence to have a go at showing.

Thank you again to Fiona and Noel for their hospitality

SHOW RESULTS 2012

Show results Click on the show name to see the full results

Surrey County, Alton, Kent, Singleton, New Forest, Cranleigh, Romsey, Newbury

Flock assessment 2012 Click on the link for the results

News & Events in 2011

SHOW RESULTS

Now the show season is here  I will do my best to get the results up as they come in, if you have any good photos of you and  your winning flock collecting your cups Please email them in,to BARLEY110@AOL.COM And I’ll do my best.

Kent County show 15th-17th July.

There was a superb turn out of 26 Jacob sheep for the Kent show. Linda Brown took the championship with her ram and the reserve was won by Chis Bone with her ewe lamb.

The newly presented Aldington cup for the best Jacob fleece was won by Chris Bone.

Caroline Gould did a brilliant job setting up  and manning the Society stand which won a highly commended award in the agricultural stand category. Photos to follow

Well done to all of them!

Kent show results.

Ram  1st L. Brown, 2nd L. Brown.

Ram Lamb  1st Mr C. Palmer, 2nd L. Brown, 3rd Fiona Gordon.

Ewe lamb  1st C. Bone, 2nd Mrs Anning, 3rd F. Gordon.

Ewe  1st L. Brown, 2nd L. Brown, 3rd C. Bone.

Group of three 1st L. Brown, 2nd L. Brown, 3rd F. Gordon.

SINGLETON Rare Breeds Show 17th July 2011.

Ram  1st Mike Reynolds, with Wispers Remus. 2nd Mrs Digweed, with Rowan.

Ram Lamb  1st Mrs Digweed, 2nd Mrs Digweed, 3rd M. Reynolds.

Ewe  1st M. Reynolds, 2nd  Daphne Rice & Helen Sutherland.

Ewe lamb  1st M. Reynolds, 2nd D. Rice & H. Sutherland.

Champion  Ram  Mike Reynolds.

Reserve Champion  Ram lamb Mrs Digweed.

ALTON SHOW  3rd Jul 2011

Ewe  1st S. Jones, 2nd D. Rice/ H. Sutherland. 3rd S. Jones.

Ram  1st B.C. Coventry, 2nd S. Jones, 3rd M.Bridger.

Ewe lamb  1st  B.C. Coventry, 2nd S. Jones, 3rd D.Rice/ H. Sutherland.

Ram lamb  1st D. Rice/ H. Sutherland, S. Jones.

Group of three  1st S. Jones, 2nd B. C. Coventry.

Champion Jacob sheep  B. C. Coventry,  ram.

Reserve champion  D. Rice/ H.Sutherland, ram lamb.

Surrey County Show  May 30th 2011

Judge: Mr Peter Bull.

Champion- 1054 Simon Jones ewe.

Reserve- Simon Jones shearling ewe.

Class

189    RAM any age  1st- 1051 Simon Jones, 2nd- 1052  S Coventry.

190   RAM LAMB    1st- 1053  Simon Jones.

191   EWE any age  1st- 1054 Simon Jones, 2nd- 1055

192   SHEARLING EWE   1st- 1057 Simon Jones,  2nd- 1056 Simon Jones, 3rd- 1055 S Coventry.

193  SINGLE EWE LAMB, born in 2011, 1st- 1059 S Coventry,  2nd- 1058 Simon Jones.

New Members

The committee would like to welcome the following new members from the Southern Region who have recently joined the Jacob Sheep society:

Ben Walden Wilts

Jane Wade   Kent

Nick Tobutt   West Sussex

Jon Race East Sussex

Mr T Kemp Kent

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