South West Region

Welcome to the South West Region Jacob Sheep Society webpage which imparts information to members in the counties of Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and on the Island of Guernsey.

Regional Council Member

Mr Peter Gorringe
Shutecombe Barn

Hensbury Lane, Bere Ferrers
Devon
PL20 7LA


Tel: 01822 840277   Email: shutecombeflock@hotmail.com

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This page is maintained by the SW secretary, Sarah Weaver, and is a place for members of the SW Region to post information, photographs and any other 'bits and bobs' relevant to Jacob sheep.  Please send any item that you would like to appear on this page to the Secretary at  jss.sw.sec@btinternet.com

(SW webpage last updated 24 May 2017)

The South West Region Committee

From left: Christopher Slee (Sedgemoor Show and Sale), Sarah Bliss (Breed Promotion) Charlotte Slee (2018 National AGM), Peter Gorringe (Chair), Sarah Weaver (Sec), Stephanie Cornelius (Sedgemoor Show and Sale).  Absent:Judy Holder (Treasurer).

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Do you know that the SW Region is hosting the National AGM in April 2018?  The centre for the weekend be Exeter and visits to flocks and other places of interest will be arranged during this year.  If you are interested in assisting with arrangements, please contact Peter Gorringe shutecombeflock@hotmail.com

Felting and Adventures with Wool Workshop has been cancelled.

From Council:  All rams should be on halters at shows.

2017 Programme
19 March - Buckfastleigh Wool Gathering, Buckfastleigh Town Hall.
21 - 23 April - National AGM, Scotland.

14 May - Open Day with Judy and Cyrena Bell  CANCELLED
Felting and Adventures with Jacob Wool
This is a day for those interested in the potential of Jacob wool.
There will be demonstrations of felting, carding, spinning, and various forms of basic weaving Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and limited to 12 to give participants the opportunity to try out the various activities.
Please bring some washed Jacob fleece with you.
Time: 10.00 - 4.00
Venue:  Allerbrook House, Daccombe, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4SR.
Entry forms,directions, and  instructions for washing wool: click link http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/SW ENTRY, DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS for Bell Open Day May 2017(1).docx

To reserve your place: Please send your entry form, together with your payment, to Judy Holder, SW Treasurer (details on entry form).

18 - 20 May - Devon Show

26 July - Yealmpton Show (Breed Stand)

2 August - North Devon Show

3 August - Honiton Show

10 August - Okehampton Show (Breed Stand)

24 August - Melplash Show (Breed Stand)

2 - 3 September - Dorset Show

17 September - Open Day East Dorset.  Details to follow.

21 September - Show and Sale at Sedgemoor.

22 October - SW AGM to be held at The Devon Hotel, Exeter.

4 October - Royal Bath and West Show

18 November - Cornish Winter Fair

Events

Congratulations to Liz Roberts from Cornwall with her awards for entries in the 2017 Wool Cup.

Devon County Show
Congratulations to Mike Bundy for his awards at the Devon Show, which included winning Best of Breed with his Aged Ram.
Congratulations also to Lisa Hutchins, Kerry Morish, Josh Quant, Charlotte and Christopher Slee, Chris Fisher, Bethany Osborne, and Steph Cornelius and their sheep for their class placements.

Address: Jacob Sheep Society, Grassroots Systems Ltd
PO Box 251, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8WX
Tel: 0300 111 0003 Email: secretary@jacobsheep.org.uk
Company Number: 146604 Registered Charity No. 1026687
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