Open day on the 9th July at North Arscott Farm, Holsworthy, Devon
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.
Regional Co-ordinators list
South West - Ivor Prouse
North Arscott Farm, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7NJ Tel 01409 241391 / 07534 981400
East Anglia, Lincolnshire, Suffolk, Norfolk - James Barton
Barff Farm, Barff Lane, Glentham, Market Rasen, Lincs LN8 2EY Tel 01673 878315 / 07795 050371
North of England / All Scotland - Louise Hobson
Glovershaw Farm, Glovershaw Lane, Eldwick, Bingley, BD16 3AR Tel 01274 566925 / 07931 756972
Wales - Morgan Owen
Hen Cerrif y gwyddel, Cerrig Ceinwen, Anglesey, LL62 5NS Tel 07771 491515
Midlands - Edward Cook
Tudor Farm, Edgcott, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP18 0UA Tel 01296 770428 / 07775 722779
South East - Jo Hewitt
White Ash Farm, Starvenden Lane, Sissinghurst, Kent, TN17 2AN Tel 01580 715001
Northern Ireland Dr Steven Johnston
32 Ballyreagh Road, Ballymena, Co Antrim, N. Ireland, BT44 9NQ Tel 02825 685727 / 0777 6152478
The annual Open Day as held by kind permission of Richard an Caroline Owen at Trefri, Bodorgan, Anglesey on 20th June. We held the Annual General Meeting at Iolo Owen's farm prior to the Open Day.
This will probably be my last letter as your secretary. I have had a lot of head scratching and a lot of pleasure writing them over the past 12 years. I have certainly learnet to appreciate the work of those who churn articles out to various publications on a regular basis.
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!