Northern Region News Archive 

 Welcome to new members, Mr and Mrs Ian Bond.

 

News & Events in 2015
 GREAT HARWOOD SHOW RESULTS 2015

RAM   1st  Wood & Dickinson   2nd  Clive Richardson

SHEARLING RAM   1st  Clive Richardson   2nd  Wood & Dickinson

RAM LAMB   1st  Wood & Dickinson   2nd  Clive Richarson

EWE   1st  Wood & Dickinson

SHEARLING EWE   1st  Wood & Dickinson   2nd  Clive Richardson   3rd  Wood & Dickinson

EWE LAMB   1st  Clive Richardson   2nd  Wood & Dickinson

GROUP OF FIVE   Wood & Dickinson

CHAMPION MALE   Wood & Dickinson

CHAMPION FEMALE   Wood & Dickinson

BREED CHAMPION AND INTER - BREED CHAMPION   Wood & Dickinson

RESERVE BREED CHAMPION   Wood & Dickinson

Judge:  Hayley Higginson

Photographs from the show can be seen on Facebook JSS Northern Region page.

OTLEY SHOW RESULTS 2015

 RAM  1st  Clive Richardson   2nd  John Atkinson  3rd  Howard Walsh  

 EWE  1st  John Atkinson   2nd  Clive Richardson   3rd  John Atkinson

SHEARLING EWE  1st John Atkinson   2nd John Atkinson   3rd Clive Richardson

CHAMPION   John Atkinson - shearling ewe

RESERVE CHAMPION   Clive Richardson - ram

Judge:  John Fozzard

 Pictures from the show can be seen on Facebook - Northern Region page.

Northern Region Open Day 2015

A reminder that this year's Open Day will take place on Sunday May 31st commencing at 10.30am. The Open Day will be hosted by Chris and Aileen Simpson at their home in the grounds of Burton Constable Hall, Skirlaugh, East Yorkshire, HU11 4LN. All members are welcome to attend what promises to be an enjoyable and interesting day. Further details are available using the link below. Forms indicating how many people will attend and how many will require lunch should be returned to Mr Gavin Haworth no later than Saturday 23rd May.
 click here for news of this year's Open Day.

 

SHOW SEASON 2015
A list of local shows including those in the Northern Region can be accessed via the JSS main webpage.
In addition, Bishop Wilton Show (Sat July 18th) has re-instated the Jacob classes for 2015 and it would be great if members could show their support by entering their sheep this year. Just google Bishop Wilton Show for details.
As the season progresses photographs from around the region will be posted on the Northern Region webpage so send any photos you would like to be considered for the webpage to your RCM either by e-mail or PM on Facebook.

Breed Standard Guidance
Field Officer Gordon Gonnor has produced the following guidance on breed standards for the 2015 show season. Just click the link below to access the information.

News & Events in 2012

Westmorland County Show

Champion -Geoff Wood & Sheila Dickinsons' Shearling ewe

 Northern Region Show & Sale 

Held on September 1st at Skipton Auction Mart

 

Champion Robert Prices' Ewe - Reserve Gavin & Becky Haworth shearling ram

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Open Day held by courtesy of the Saxby Family near Long Preston on Sunday May 27th

The Saxby family invited us to view their Jolly flock of two and four horned Jacob sheep and some of the renowned prize-winning Saxone Jersey cattle at their lovely home where we were blessed with a beautiful sunny May day. 

             

The courtyard provided the perfect setting for coffee, lunch, the photographic and fleece judging competitions.  Jacob and Jersey judging was held in the nearby buildings

     

                                                                    Gavin with Richard & Tom Saxby

           

Stock rams                                                         Part of the ewe and lamb flock

       

An excellent lunch was followed by the ever popular auction so ably conducted by Gavin - assisted by wife Becky and Clive Richardson. 
Clive also very generously donated a well stocked plant stall to boost the regions funds
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A memorable day with a lovely friendly atmosphere - thanks to all the Saxby family for their hospitality and hard work

Spring AGM

The Spring AGM  was held on Sunday 19th February at the usual venue, the Fox & Hounds, Langthorpe, near Boroughbridge.  Attendance was down due to many members lambing, but around twenty attended.  Following a lively and productive meeting a very good lunch was once again provided at a most reasonable cost. 

After lunch Mrs Janet Sheard from Massey Feeds gave a short talk on ewe nutrition. To view the meeting minutes please click here.

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Northern Region Meeting October 2011

To view the meeting minutes from the October Northern Region meeting, please click on the link below:

Northern Region Meeting Minutes October 2011

News & Events in 2011

Northern Region Xmas party 2011

at Fox and Hounds Langthorpe

          

         

A well attended lunch was enjoyed by a very happy gathering of Northern members - an excellent three course meal was followed by games (!) - organised by Becky Haworth and Kathleen Lowther amidst much laughter.  A good start to Christmas.

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Two Major Awards

 Howard Walsh, until recently Northern Region Representative and owner of the Thornley flock in our region, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to agricultural journalism.  He was unanimously named winner of the Netherthorpe Award for 2011 which was presented by the Princess Royal at a Guild of Agricultural journalists lunch in London.

Howard has worked for Farmers Guardian for over 40 years, holding the position of Business Editor for the past eight years.  One of his nominees wrote "his work is informative, precise and accurate in providing the vital link between the happenings and practicalities of modern farming with the need for wider readership to understand its function"  

Congratulations to Howard from all in the Northern Region!

                                   

  Richard Schofield, who some will remember gave a talk at the AGM last year in the Northern Region, has been awarded the prestigious '2011 Shearing Personality of the Year' at the British Isles Shearing Competition Association AGM. Colin MacGregor, who presented the award said "he stands out amongst the shearing instructors and has great respect from the shearing fraternity"

Richard, a shearing instructor for the British Wool Marketing Board, judges shearing competitions, is also a builder and roofer and keeps a flock of 160 sheep as a hobby.

Northern Autumn Meeting 

held Sunday October 30th at the Fox & Hounds Langthorpe

The first meeting ably conducted by our new Northern Representative Gavin Haworth, was very well attended and most constructive.  It was lovely to see new members attending and some of the old faces re-appearing. 

An excellent lunch preceded our guest speaker, Mr Jonathan Stockton of Kingsway Veterinary Group, Skipton, who gave a very informative and interesting talk about worming and wormer resistance.  Questions about this and other topics followed and I think everyone agreed it was a most enjoyable 'get-together' 

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Northern Regions' most successful exhibitor in 2011,  Clive Richardson, pictured below with some of the sheep which won him 15 Championships and 13 Reserve Championships.

 Border Rambler - Shearling Ram

Border Rambler - shearling ram

Border ewe

Border shearling ewe

Kilnsey Champion 2011 - shearling Hurrsdale ewe for Gavin Haworth, seen here at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Skipton Show and Sale 2011

 Show Champion - Jackie Lewis with her ewe lamb - sold for 580gns

 Reserve Champion - Trevor and Pat Blacks' ram lamb - Blackwolds Silver -sold for top price of 700 gns.

Events

  • AGM Weekend 15th to 17th April 2011 in the Lake District, hosted by the Northern Region: A few pictures from the weekend

Our hosts were Geoff Wood and Sheila Dickinson - Moorhouse flock

Views from Stephen Harrison's Meathop Flock

Views across Morcombe Bay and Mark Southern's Pennybridge Flock

Our host was Ian Fleming, his Elliswood Flock and bearded ponies

Otters in the Aquarium and views across Lake Windermere, Gordon and Willie T

Herdwicks, Rough Fells and Stock Judging, courtesy of Ian Grisedale at Crooklands

Becky Green doing a great job with Breed Promotion and Jacs clothing stand

  • New Jacob show: An old established agricultural show in Lancashire is wanting to expand its sheep classes and is including Jacobs this year. Great Harwood Agricultural Show is on May 30th (Bank Holiday Monday) at the Showground, Great Harwood. It is easy to find. Schedules will soon be available but there will be several classes (including lambs !) and a panel judge. More information from Mrs Pickard on 01254 887062.
  • Northern Region Meeting Minutes - February 2011 click for details
  • Skipton Show & Sale 4th September 2010 - click for press release and resultsSkipton Show & Sale Champion 2010, a ewe from Mrs RE Blacknell and Reserve Champion, a tup from Messers Fenton & Brace - picutured here with Judge, Mr John Shemwell of Derbyshire. Main Show & Sale Sponsor was JACS Trade & DIY Warehouse. Jane Chapman of Allfex presents the trophies.
  • Northern Region Flock Competition and Assessment 2010 -   The results were announced at the Regional meeting in Boroughbridge on 31.10.10. The winners are as follows;

Large flock winners:
Mr S Dodsworth
The Saxby Family
Messers Wood and Dickinson
Mr and Mrs Bagley

Small flock winners
R & F Verity
Sarah Kendall
Duncan Griggs
Kate Metcalfe
Mr and Mrs Oxley

Best ram: R & F Verity
Best pair of shearlings: Sarah Kendall
Best group of gimmer lambs: Sarah Kendall

  • Regional Open Day -  Around 60 people attended our May open day at Ron and Florence Verity's Crambe flock near York.
    Stephen Dodsworth brought some of his four horned sheep for a useful judges' seminar overseen by regional field officer Dennis Lowther. Ron, Florence and family had gone to a lot of effort getting the place ready and competitions organised - including 'guess the weight' of the lambs with two nice Lleyn x Jacobs from John Fozzard. A local shearer gave a demonstration of machine shearing (Trevor and Pat Black brought most of their ewes for short back and sides !)
    We were blessed with fine weather and treated to a superb lunch in the marquee - all in all an excellent day.

4 shearlings were placed in the judging competition 

If YOU have any news for this regional page, please let me know.

Around the Region in 2010

Glendale Show, North Northumberland. Melanie Harper judges the ewe lamb class. Class winner and Champion was Mhairi Gowans of Heyden Bridge (third right)

Gavin Haworth with his Champion and Reserve Champion tup and gimmer at Wednsleydale Show, plus two ewe lambs at home from the Hurrsdale Flock

 

Garstang Interbreed Group of 3 from Mr Geoff Wood, Cumbria

Champions at Penrith and Kilnsey from Mr Clive Richardson, Cumbria

Pat and Trevor Black's Blackwolds ewes waiting to be fed on a snowy day in November on the edge of the Yorkshire wolds

Gavin Haworth and Becky Green at CCM Christmas Primestock Show at Skipton with their 1st prize lambs in the any other horned or hill breed class, selling for £74/head to Saltaire butcher, Richard Burns

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