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NATIONAL SHEEP ASSOCIATION SCOT SHEEP1 Jun 2022
The Society will have a stand indoors in the Non MV area of the show
Volunteers to cover the stand for periods of the day are welcome as it is a long day to stand all day talking to interested farmers about EasyCare sheep. Louise & John Hobson will attend and Mike Clarke has offered to lend sheep for the stand.
Volunteers will be sent tickets to get into the show for free.
About the day:
Organised by the Scottish region of the National Sheep Association, NSA Scot Sheep 2022 will be held on Wednesday 1st June 2022, at Over Finlarg, Tealing, where Robert and Hazel McNee have built up a profitable business since moving to the farm in 2011.
NSA Scot Sheep 2022 will feature a farm tour, over 200 commercial, educational, sheep breed society, individual breeder and farmers market and craft stands, competitions, working demonstrations seminars, workshops, show and sale of pairs of ewe hoggs etc.
A bit about the farm:
While the farm extends to 740 acres, the McNees also graze a neighbouring heather hill and rent 40 acres of seasonal grazing on a nearby farm. Both the sheep flock and suckler herd are now completely closed, with only home-bred replacements used for breeding and tups and bulls bought at auction.
The McNees lamb 1100 head each year, comprising 600 hill-type North Country Cheviot ewes of which 200 are bred pure and the remaining crossed to the Bluefaced Leicester for producing Cheviot Mules. Some 200 Blackface ewes are crossed with home-bred crossing-type Bluefaced Leicesters to produce Scotch Mules, with the result then tupped to the Texel and sold as hoggs with lambs at foot. Cheviot Mules are also sold through the sale ring as gimmers the following year.
Robert and Hazel also run 100 pure Texels and pedigree Bluefaced Leicesters for breeding tups for home use and shearlings for the commercial market. Male lambs are finished on farm and sold deadweight, while ewe lambs are mainly sold on for breeding where they regularly command premium prices in the sale ring.
The farm also supports a well-known beef enterprise of 180 pedigree cows including 100 Luings, 60 Limousins, 12 Simmentals and eight Charolais.
Member Sarah Mason has a 3 bedroomed self catering house available at Brechin if anyone is wanting to stay over at the ScotSheep event ring :
EasyCare Sheep Society Open Day And AGM 202218 Jun 2022
EasyCare Sheep Society 2022 Open Day and AGM
This event is free and anyone who has an interest in EasyCare sheep and/or Stabiliser Cattle are most welcome to come along
By kind permission of Louise & John Hobson & Oscar Bevan
To be held at
HALF MOON FARM, HARDEN, BINGLEY
On Saturday 18TH June 2022
Meet at 10am for registration
The Royal Mail address is:
Half Moon Lodge
Hill End Lane
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There will be a sign out on the roadside with the EasyCare and Stabiliser logo's on
DO NOT GO TO THE SOCIETY OFFICE AT GLOVERSHAW FARM, THE EVENT IS NOT AT THIS ADDRESS
The hotel we will be staying at is Oakwood Hall, Lady Lane, Bingley BD16 4AW
£115/ROOM & BREAKFAST FOR THE NIGHT OF 18TH JUNE 2022
PLEASE SAY YOU ARE STAYING WITH THE EASYCARE SHEEP SOCIETY
THERE IS NO LIFT SO IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE STAIRS PLEASE ASK FOR A DOWNSTAIRS ROOM
THE ROOMS ARE BOOKING UP SO PLEASE CRACK ON AND BOOK IF YOU WISH TO STAY FOR THE WEEKEND - UPDATED 11/5/22
We will be having a Society meal on the evening of the 18th June as well.
The hotel has 20 bedrooms, it is a family owned and run hotel within its own grounds.
The host farm is 3 miles from the hotel and Louise & John live half a mile away
An alternative if you want to self-cater is Curlew Cottage on the Hobson's home farm in Eldwick. Ring 01274 566925.
The cottage sleeps 4 in a double and twin room and we accept well behaved pets at no extra charge.
See AirBnb 'Curlew Cottage a converted barn near Bingley' for more information, reviews and photos.
It is blocked off on Airbnb so if you do want to use the cottage please ring Louise 01274 566925 or 07931 756972 to book directly, it is £180 for 2 nights.
Open Day Agenda
AGM 10.30am to 11.30am
Talk from Emily Clark of the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh on Gene Editing
Lunch of sandwiches and pies provided by Binns the butchers, Saltaire
Cakes and buns provided by Kim Dickinson of Sticky Dickies
If you have any dietary requirements please ring 07931 756972 so this can be catered for
Farm tour of the EasyCare Sheep and Stabiliser Cattle
4pm day concludes with further refreshments
Sunday 19th June 2022
For Society Members Only - £25 annual subscription
A visit to Black House Farm, Tosside to see James Waddington's EasyCare sheep and discuss farming in an area of outstanding natural beauty
James farms in a very scenic area of Yorkshire so anyone taking the opportunity to make a long weekend of the event will certainly enjoy this trip out
Refreshments/toilet will be available at the farm
We are booking lunch for anyone who wishes to go at The Vicarage Tea Rooms in Tosside
NATIONAL SHEEP ASSOCIATION SHEEP EVENT27 Jul 2022
The Society will attend this show. We will be indoors in the Non MV Accredited section
The Society is looking for volunteers to man the stand and provide sheep for the stand. The sheep must be of excellent quality as they will be open to scrutiny from many shepherds. The sheep must be on site the night before and removed at the end of the day.
Volunteers get free entry into the show
About the event
The NSA Sheep Event is a biennial one-day show held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. It is the flagship event of the National Sheep Association, complemented by a series of regional events held within a two-year calendar.
NSA looks forward to NSA Sheep Event 2022 to be held on Wednesday 27th July 2022.
The business-to-business event sees NSA take over the showground, offering trade stand space to a wide range of commercial companies, breed societies and industry groups. As well as finding out about the latest innovations and products available to them, sheep farmers can strengthen their technical knowledge by attending seminars and workshops. A series of competitions is also run throughout the day, providing entertainment and encouraging the next generation of sheep farmers, while a sheepdog sale is always a big draw for visitors. A sheep industry dinner is held the evening before the event, which is a celebratory occasion open to everyone within the sector.
Only assistance dogs and dogs entered for the sheepdog sale are permitted on the showground; please leave your dog at home.
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EasyCare Sheep Society Sale Worcester 202217 Sep 2022
SALE RESULTS FOR WORCESTER SALE 18 SEPTEMBER 2021
Saturday's sale of EasyCare sheep at Worcester saw a very strong demand for both males and females. Top of the males was a yearling ram from G & MC Shepherd, Preston. This quality yearling sold away after a fierce battle for 2,300gns. Purchasing the tup were JE & M Davies, Cefnoch, Aberystwyth.
Second top ram of the day came from Iolo Owen & Co, Angelsey with a yearling ram. This one sold for 1,350 guineas and went home with Mr F Lord, High Wycombe. It was a strong trade for all yearling rams with a further 5 selling over the 1,000 guinea mark.
The ram lambs topped at 300 guineas from Iolo Owen and Co selling to S Cammack.
Plenty of competition was seen through the female sale with yearling ewes topping at £210 per head for a pen from WE Cook. These sold to ML Strange, Pontypool. Behind these were a further two pens from WE Cook, both making £195 per head.
The top pen of ewe lambs came from Mr J King, they sold to a strong but merited £160 per head and found a new home with AV Verity, Worcestershire.
Top priced yearling ram 2,300 guineas Graham Shepherd to John Davies
Top priced senior ram 600 guineas Mike Coyne to Richard Owen
Top priced ram lamb 300 guineas Iolo Owen to S Cammack
Average overall ram price £527
Top priced yearling ewes £210 Richard Cook to M L Strange
Other yearling ewe prices £195, £190, £185, £180, £175, £162, £150, £140 & £138
Top priced ewe lambs £160 J King to AV Verity
Other ewe lamb prices £130, £115, £101, £105, £100, £95, £85 & £75
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