Change of breed: A success story
Robert & Eileen Edwards, Manse Road , Carrowdore, Newtownards Flock 1513
Originally from Co. Donegal in Ireland , Robert and Eileen Edwards now farm on the Ards Peninsula in Co. Down, N. Ireland . Previously Robert & Eileen farmed the largest flock of pedigree Texels in the whole of Ireland . This situation has drastically changed and is now completely pure Lleyn!! [More]
Lleyn flock wins top award for genetic progress
Sheep farmer Duncan Nelless has won the EBLEX Improved Flock Award for 2013 for the Lleyn breed. He farms at Thistleyhaugh Farm, near Morpeth in Northumberland. Organised through the Sheep Better Returns Programme, this award is presented to the English performance recorded flock that has shown the most impressive improvement in genetic merit over a 12-month period, within the breed. [More]
NSA North Sheep 2013 BEST BREED SOCIETY STAND
There were more breed stand than ever with over 40 breeds represented. The judges Dy Webb and Jeremy Eaton had their work cut out in judging the stands. After much deliberation they placed the Lleyn Sheep Society stand first. [More]
Devon County Show
Richard Turner (flock 1097) at the Devon County Show receiving the F. W. Verney memorial perpetual challenge Trophy for the highest points in the sheep and wool section [More]
SHOW SEASON IS UNDERWAY
The Society stand has been present at two events to date this year. Firstly we attended the Balmoral Show in Northern Ireland & On Monday 21 st we were at Llansawel, near Carmarthen for the NSA Welsh Sheep Event [More]
Lleyn Breeder in FW Sheep Farmer Award Shortlist 2013
It has been announced that Ed Collins, flock 981 has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Farmers Weekly Sheep Farmer of the Year Award, sponsored by MSD Animal Health. This follows on from 2012 when Lleyn sheep featured many times including commercial Lleyn sheep farmer Neil Perkins who won the award and Duncan Nelless flock 884 who was a runner up. The judging will take place in late June with the winner announced at the awards ceremony in October. Good Luck Ed.
Scrapie genotyping service disruption
Innovis are currently in the process of changing the laboratory provider for our Scrapie Genotyping Service. [More]
You can now register your rams online simply log in on the members area of the website and follow the instructions [More]
You can now pay for your online registrations by credit or debit card via Paypal. Simply do your registrations and then select the Paypal options when you reach the payment stage.
2013 Lleyn Sheep Society AGM
Cumbria welcomes the Lleyn Sheep Society AGM & Social Weekend.
Come along for a fun filled couple of days taking in visits to Historic Houses & Gardens, coach trips
around the Lakes taking in the autumn colours and scenic sights.
Boat trip on Windermere and a Lleyn flock visit, plus a whole lot more. Good Food, Drink, Hospitality and good crack guaranteed!
Details of organised trips/activities will be available shortly [More]
2013 SOCIETY HANDBOOK OUT NOW!
All Society members s h o u l d
h a v e received their new copy. If you have not received yours please contact Heather
Photo Competition 2013
The annual photo competition is open to all members of the Lleyn Sheep Society. Closing date for entries is Tuesday 1st October 2013. [More]
For all rams born in 2012 the
name must begin with the letter
B. So that’s Berts, Barneys,
Bombastics etc Be creative it
might be one that is remembered for a long time!This is optional.