It was a great start to the shows for 2022 with Claire Burrough exhibiting at North Somerset Agricultural show with Burroway Dragoness winning Aob Champion, Native Champion and Reserve Interbreed Sheep in show. Well done!
The Schedule for the 2022 Royal Welsh Show can be found on the website below. Entries open Wednesday 30th March. The Clun Forest Classes will be on the Tuesday at 3pm (provisional timetable) and be judged by Ms J. Ritchie
Royal Welsh Website
The Schedule and Entry Forms for the 2023 Great Yorkshire Show can be found on the website below
Great Yorkshire Show Website
The Clun Forest Classes are to be held on the Tuesday and judged by Mr R Price.
The schedule for the Royal Three Counties Show can now be found on the website here. There are Clun Forest Classes held on Friday 17th June 2022.
For anyone who is paying registrations and subscription invoices by CHEQUE, can you please make them payable to CLUN FOREST SHEEP BREEDERS SOCIETY LTD, rather than CFSBS. Lloyds Bank has informed us that the abbreviated payee format will no longer be accepted.
Every four years the Society holds its Flock Competition, open to all Flocks within the UK. This year, Mr Richard Price and his wife Celia travelled the length and breadth of the Country to judge. We must give our huge gratitude to both Richard and Celia for the time spent travelling and viewing the Flocks.
A Full report will follow on the Flock Competition Page here but here are the brief results
1st - M. Davies - Aber-Rheon
2nd - K. Newey - Kilbee
3rd - E. Spice - Fieldway
1st- D. Searle & R. VIncent - Pixie Flock
2nd D. Knowles -Wrotham
3rd W. Davies - Purlogue
1st - A. Pennell - NIpna Flock
2nd - C. Meredith - Withy
3rd - C. WIlkins - Tygwyn
1st - W. Gough & A. Watkins - Stormer Cottage Flock
2nd - G. Phillips - Meadowland
3rd- J. Roberts - Furlongs
Best Group of Ewe Lambs
1st G. Phillips - Meadowland
2nd W. Gough & A. Watkins - Stormer Cottage
Ram Lamb with most potential - G. Hughes - Eryri Emperor
Best Stock Ram
1st M. Davies - Pen-y-wern Captain Clun
2nd C. Meredith - Withy
Overall Champion Flock - W. Gough & A. Watkins - Stormer Cottage Flock
Reserve Overall Flock - A. Pennell - Nipna
For non-monitored flocks wishing to export sheep/goats to Northern Ireland only, a new temporary Scrapie Qualifying status has been created.
This is a new temporary status within the Great Britain Scrapie Monitored Scheme (SMS).
Animals from flocks with Scrapie Qualifying status are not Scrapie Monitored as defined in the Scrapie Monitoring Scheme rules, but they are eligible for export to Northern Ireland under a limited derogation within the relevant EU Regulations.
Important to Note: To obtain Scrapie Qualifying status, flock owners/keepers must apply to join the SMS on or before 31 December 2021 and undertake to comply with SMS rules for the next three years after which they will progress to SMS (Controlled Risk) status.
You can download the Scrapie Qualifying Notes for further details about Qualifying status
Additional details on the process for moving breeding sheep and goats from GB to NI are available from APHA and DAERA
For more details and links to all of the relevant documents, go to: Scrapie monitoring for export | SRUC
In addition, Guidance notes and veterinary support certificate guidance notes have been updated, to include the complementary scrapie qualifying status attestation made available for use at:Domestic ovine and caprine animals intended for breeding or production to the European Union: certificate 8220 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
The CFS Marketplace has been updated with Ewe and Ram Lambs for sale - see here
All the forms for the upcoming AGM have been emailed/posted to members but they can also be downloaded on the AGM Page here
**SAVE THE DATE**
SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER
AGM, Annual Dinner and Prizegiving (including Flock Competition results)
at Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
Invitation and menu going out to members in the next few days
Please join us, we would love to see you there
Where will this fabulous breed take us next!