Northern Branch Meeting and Flock Competition Results 2012

Kindly submitted by Ailsa Dickinson

Around 30 members of the Northern Zwartbles Association branch recently met at Crooklands hotel Kendal. The meeting was kindly sponsored by the RDPE and Cumberland Farmers Network and was the end of this year’s calendar of events. Following the flock competition results (see report below). One of our members Judith Charnley an independent veterinary surgeon gave an extensive and informative talk on Hypothermia and problems in new-born lambs. This was followed by refreshments and time to socialise before closing with the usual raffle.

The flock competition results were also announced during the meeting. This was held in early October with the judge Colin Rae travelling round all 13 flocks that entered and looking over some 250 sheep his awards were as follows:

Small Flock

Flock Ewes

1st J Scott (Scotfair)

2nd A Blundell (Wheatfield)

3rd C Greensit (Tomina)

Ewe Lambs

1st J Scott (Scottfair)

2nd T Blamire (Whinnow)

3rd A Blundell (Wheatfield

Large Flock

Flock Ewes

1st R Heigh (Brookdene)

2nd M Preston (Greenhill)

3rd D Odgers (Quarrydale)

Ewe Lambs

1st M Preston (Greenhill)

2nd R Heigh (Brookdene)

3rd A Dickinson (Harle)

All  Flocks

Stock Ram

1st R Heigh (Jointly owned with M Preston)

2nd A Houseman (Viking)

3rd T Blamire (Whinnow)

Ram Lambs

1st J Scott (Scottfair)

2nd A Houseman (Viking)

3rd C Anderson (Wallridge Moor)


Overall Champion Raymond Heigh’s Brookdene Flock

Reserve Champion Josella Scott’s Scotfair Flock.

The next meeting will be arranged for March details to follow. Many thanks to all those who have helped and supported this year.

Updated: April 16, 2014 — 1:07 pm