A very enjoyable day was had by all who attended this event –21 in total with 10 taking part in the clipping, including 2 members from Surrey and 1 from the Isle of Wight.  It was good to see amongst those taking part 3 young lads who made a very good job with their attempts.

A lot was learned from the instructors for the day – Kate Gunn and Mr Charles Hurst.  After their advice and demonstration, it was then over to those taking part to have a go at trimming for themselves, with helpful tips and advice from Kate and Charles , on sheep supplied from the Rull Green flock of Pam Browne.

After a break for lunch which was a delicious and plentiful barbecue, a draw was held – the first prize being a £20 voucher generously donated by Showtime and won by Janet Leatheram.

Then there was a chance to judge a pen of 6 Zwartbles Sheep that had been pre-judged independently by Mrs Joan Rowlands and Mr Barry Mills (who both had come to the same decisions over the placings!) with an opportunity as a group to discuss why the sheep were placed in such order and what members should be aware that a judge will be looking for in a show sheep.

A big thank you must go to Pam Browne and her husband Greg along with Pam’s parents Mr and Mrs Quick, for hosting this event at their farm.

Southern Zwartbles Clipping Day

Southern Zwartbles Clipping Day 2

Updated: April 11, 2017 — 8:25 am