Welcome to the News page for the Central Region, which includes the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and Worcestershire.
Regional Council Member
Mrs Lucy Thompson
Tel: 01335 360247 Email: TBC
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2017 has been a very busy year for the Central Region. We started with an Open Day at the home of Jerry Strong and Lorna Hendey on the 15th May. The next event involved the Central Region representing the Society at the NSA event at Malvern on the 27th July. We are incredibly grateful to Mark and Margie Rushbrooke for storing and transporting the rather large and bulky Jacob Sheep Society’s stand. John Emberton had printed some wonderful photographs and eye-catching text. A really striking photograph of David and Lesley Partridge’s ram, Gobaith Star, could be seen from the other end of the building and certainly helped to draw in the crowds. Stan Taylor brought a pen of very pretty ewe lambs and Richard Chapman brought a very attractive ewe with a pair of crossbred lambs at foot, which created much discussion and interest.
The stand at the NSA event
The stand at the NSA view 2
The next big event for the Central Region was the Show & Sale held at Worcester on the 2nd August. I would like to thank John Emberton and Jean Simmons who helped with the preparation of the Sale and the running of the Show. We were very grateful to Robert Price for judging the Show so efficiently. It was a really exciting sale with two sale price records being reached. The top price of 2,600gns was reached for the Trumper’s magnificent shearling ram, Beiliau Freddie, and close behind 2,550gns for the Partridge’s ram lamb, Bentley Stardust. Many congratulations to the Jones family for winning the Supreme Champion with their ram lamb, Lower Argoed Rhodri and to the Partridge’s for winning Reserve Champion with their ewe lamb. The results were wonderful, many congratulations to everyone.
At the beginning of October the Central Region held a Flock Competition. Stephen Harrison and Robert Price kindly agreed to judge the competition and many congratulations to everyone who did so well.
Central Region Flock Competition Results 2016
Large flock: 1st Deborah Powell
2nd Jane & Alan Nightingale
3rd Higginson and Ridout
Small flock: 1st Bob & Paula Bramley
2nd Angela & John Pountney
3rd Stan & Beryl Taylor
Champion flock: Bob & Paula Bramley
Best 4 horned male: 1st Stan & Beryl Taylor
2nd David & Lesley Partridge
3rd Jean Blacknell
Best 2 horned male: 1st Bob & Paula Bramley
2nd Lucy Thompson
3rd Jane & Alan Nightingale
Group of ewe lambs: 1st David & Lesley Partridge
2nd Deborah Powell
3rd Jane & Alan Nightingale
Central Region Young Handlers’ Competition
Under 12: 1st Leah Dixon; 2nd Isabel Cartwright; 3rd Charlie Dumbleton;
4th Poppy Dixon; 5th Charlotte Cartwright
Intermediate: 1st Abbie Higginson; 2nd Caitlin Carpenter; 3rd Benjamin Clay
4th Tom Lewis
Senior: 1st Charlotte Heaven; 2nd Amanda Heaven; 3rd Seren Carpenter
Champion: Abbie Higginson; Reserve: Charlotte Heaven
The Autumn Meeting on Sunday the 23rd October at the Worcestershire home of Deborah Powell’s Pard House Flock was a huge success. Not only did we have the opportunity to see David and Deborah’s Jacob Flock, but also their Belted Galloway cattle and a pedigree herd of Belted Welsh Blacks. A stunning heifer from their Belted Galloway herd had just calved. David and Deborah took everyone on a tractor and trailer tour of the farm and also showed John and Angela Pountney’s Woodgates Flock. It was a wonderful day. In the afternoon Stephen Harrison and Robert Price announced the results of the Flock Competition and the Presentation of the Central Region Young Handler’s Trophies. The Central Region AGM was also held at this meeting.
Upcoming Events for 2017:
Open Day – May 2017 – Alan and Jane Nightingale have very kindly offered to host the Open Day at their farm near Coventry. Details of the event and the precise date will be posted in the New Year.
Worcester Show & Sale – 1st August 2017 – We are looking forward to another successful Show & Sale after the success of the one held in 2016.
Autumn Meeting & AGM – October 2017 –David and Lesley Partridge have very kindly offered to host the Autumn Meeting, which will be held at their new premises near Redditch, Worcestershire. Again details of the event and date will be confirmed in the New Year.
All members are welcome at any of the forthcoming events. We are always pleased to see new members. Please contact Lucy Thompson, the Central Region Council Member, if there is anything she can do to help. Lucy is always pleased to hear from you.