Eastern Region

Welcome to the News page for the Eastern Region, which includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk.

Regional Council Member

Miss Lisa Adams

2 Swiss Cottage,

Coney Weston Road,


Bury St Edmunds,

Suffolk IP31 1DQ

Tel: 01359 221145 / 07811 658454   Email: lj.adams@btinternet.com

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Achived News for the Eastern Region 

Events taking place in 2016

National Show and Sale of Traditional and Native Breeds, 9 & 10 September 2016,

Melton Mowbray

We are delighted to have Hayley Higginson judging

Autumn Show, Peterborough, Sunday 9 October 2016

This show is the newly named Autumn Food and Country Fair and from this year Jane Woodbridge has kindly offered to organise the event.

It is very exciting to have Geraldine Fletcher coming over from Ireland to judge this excellent event, which has special classes for late-born lambs, children and novices. Not to be missed!

Events held in 2015

National Show and Sale of Traditional and Native Breeds, 11 and 12 September 2015, Melton Mowbray

Ruth Kernohan with her Championship Shearling Ewe which sold for the top price of 330gns, Judge, Richard Chapman, and John Dixon with his Reserve Champion Shearling Ram, Douglas Simon

Flock Assessment and Competition - 19/20 September 2015

John Emberton and Gareth Jones were the Judges for this very popular biennial event. Jane Woodbridge and Martin Wallis won the Best Large Flock, Best Ewe, and Best Ram; Joan Freeland won Best Small Flock; Tom Green won Best Ram Lamb and Paul Kermeen won Best Ewe lamb. Here are (from left to right) Paul, Martin and Jane receiving their prizes from John. Joan and Tom were presented with their's at the October Open Day

Winter (Autumn!) meeting - Sunday 4 October 2015

Trish and Bob Baker generously hosted 33 of us at the Old Gun Club on their farm at Woolpit. It was a wonderfully sunny day and we had novel open top transport to see the wide variety of animals that Trish and Bob have on the farm. We also had practical sessions on ear tags, shears and lamb identification, and the results of the flock competition were announced and awarded.

Autumn Show, Peterborough, Sunday 11 October 2015

Judge, Stephen Dodsworth,with, from right to left, Alan Smith with his Show Champion late-born ewe lamb, Jane Nightingale with her Reserve Champion ewe lamb and Jane Woodbridge with the Best Opposite Sex to the Champion.

Stephen with the Novice Handler winners, from right to left: Kyle Ward, Jessica Maynard, Jake Mortimer and Amelia Kearsley.

Jessica also won The Eastern Region Young Handler shield for 14-18 year olds for her efforts during the year in the show ring. Well done Jessica!

Amelia Kearsley winning the Fancy Dress class with a super Nurse's outfit! An amazing transformation in double quick time!

This is just what Peterborough is about, encouraging youngsters and novices to have a go in the ring.

Open Day - Sunday 18 October 2015 at Beccles

Joan Freeland hosting an Open Day at her home : Elms Barn, Toft Monks, Beccles. A lovely day at one of the extreme ends of our region.

Debbie Gilks (left) and Lisa Adams helping Ben Coe load up some of the sheep he brought to the Open Day

Open Day, Wadenhoe Flock ,17 May 2015

 Martin Wallis and Jane Woodbridge (above left) kindly hosted our open day in May. Winners of the large flock competition in 2013 and regular show exhibitors they had a lovely pen of beautifully prepared shearlings for Judge, John Dixon (right) to take us through. Aswell as judging the shearlings, there were other breeds of sheep to identify, and a guess the weight of the lamb competition. Discussions were had on changes to regulations for sheepskin production and RPA inspections and hands-on experiences included Jakoti dagging shears and the New Zealand shepherd's crook. Martin and Jane generously provided prizes for the competitions aswell as an excellent lunch and refreshments. Huge thanks to them both.

Address: Jacob Sheep Society, Grassroots Systems Ltd
PO Box 251, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8WX
Tel: 0300 111 0003 Email: secretary@jacobsheep.org.uk
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