Easy Care is a revolutionary breed of sheep which requires minimal shepherding and veterinary care, sheds its wool in the summer, does not need shearing and yet offers excellent meat yields and lambing ratios. The breed is now well established in Britain and abroad and is proving extremely popular and successful with breeders in today's farming environment. The Easy Care Sheep Society was formed to promote this wonderful breed and to ensure it's continued development.
We are the most rapidly increasing breed in the UK – and that’s official in the recent E.B.L.E.X report on the state of British sheep breeds based on a survey of over 10,000 sheep farmers and published roughly every 10 years. The ‘Easy Care’ have risen from 13,000 in 2003 when the society was formed to 119,000 in 2013 and increase of over 80% annually. I’m sure if all the grading up numbers were shown it would be significantly more – Congratulations!
The summer season is now in full swing. We had a successful presence at the Royal Welsh spring show and the NSA events at Scotsheep and South sheep. We are indebted to our members Andrew Elliott and Jo Hewitt who brought sheep to events. The main NSA events is at Malvern on July 30th we hope to see you there. I has become a most interesting one day show and an excellent venue at the three counties showground. I feel that these NSA events have grown too big to be accommodated on a farm and that show grounds are more suitable but I’m sure others will disagree.