Welcome to the News page for the Southern Region, which includes the counties of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghmashire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and London.
Regional Council Member
Mrs Barley Gould
17 Lugley Street
Isle of Wight
or 07881 962442
Barley Gould (Isle of Wight) - Chair, Daphne Rice (Sussex), Fiona Gordon (Maidstone, Kent), Gareth Jones (Stockbridge, Hants), Lesley Pope (Pembury, Kent).
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I hope you have all had a good lambing, I have had several emails from the southern region shows they all now have there entries open so if you have any fabulous lambs, there is no time like the present to enter them. DATES AND DETAILS BELOW.
I have recently had an email from the natural fibre company in Cornwall saying that they are looking for fleeces for the coming year and will pay more than the woolboard please see their website for more details www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk
I have was recommended by the Judges for our flock competition a product called cheviot foot paste , it is a thick paste for applying to hooves of limping sheep . I have used it quite a bit this winter, as it's a paste not a spray it is still there the next day. I fill the cavity that you have cleaned the mud from, with it. There is always one of those! I have had far less persistent limpers since I have given it a go so I would recommend it! It's available from www.animalmedicationdirect.co.uk and costs about £15. Delivered.
Here are the final details for our Open day. As advertised in the spring Journal.
Visit to Barley's flock here on the Isle of Wight.
10:30-11 am Sunday 21st May 2017 for coffee and biscuits there is plenty of parking in the carpet Wright carpark and ARGOS
We shall meet at my flock which Graze behind Argos. Newport Isle of Wight. Postcode. PO30 5LG. To view my small flock,and for coffee. I have lambed early for me this year, as I have left my ram in with his flock since November 2015 , and I remove the ewe lambs when they are 4 months old. I only have one field and it's easier to find grazing for cute ewe lambs not grumpy ram's. Also in 2015 I had problems with dogs. And none now Jack is in residence.
Then we adjourn to the Carisbrooke church hall where we shall have a buffet lunch at 12 :30 Please advise me of any dietary requirements. Sadly the car park is only free for one hour. After lunch you are welcome to visit Carisbrooke castle www.english-heritage.org.uk . It is about £10. To enter or free for English heritage members. Or stay for a felting / peglooming workshop. We have two options either a small bag felt or a small peg loomed chair cushion.pictured above. One of which will you should be able in under 2 hours.
We will have cream tea at the end of the day 4pm.
The cost will be £10 per person for the lunch and £5. Per wooly item.
Please email me before the 10th of May. if you wish to come.
I have not done anything with regards to the ferry both www.redfunnel.co.uk and www.wightlink.co.uk have good websites and have offers on their day returns usually they are better offers if you have a full car. I have tried to book groups before and I am afraid it is not worth the trouble. If you plan to stay longer on the Isle of Wight, most hotels and B+B's have an arrangement with the ferry companies, and can get you a deal. visit www.visitisleofwight.co.uk.
SOUTHERN REGION SHOWS 2017
27th Saturday. Heathfield. East Sussex. https://heathfieldshow.org/
29th Monday. Surrey County show. Guildford. http://www.surreycountyshow.co.uk/surrey-county-show
Thursday 8th till Saturday 10th.South of England. Nr. Haywards Heath.http://www.seas.org.uk/south-of-england-show/
25th Sunday. Isle of Wight Agricultural show . ( No Jacob judge.)http://www.riwas.org.uk/county-show
2nd Sunday. Cranleigh Show . Nr. Horsham.http://www.cranleighshow.co.uk/
Friday 7th till Sunday 9th. Kent County show. http://kentshowground.co.uk/
Sunday 16th Singleton Rare and traditional breeds show. Nr. Chichester West Sussex. http://www.wealddown.co.uk/events/rare-and-traditional-breeds-show/
Tuesday 25th till Thursday 27th. New Forest show. Brockenhurst. http://www.newforestshow.co.uk/
Wednesday 16th Gillingham and Shaftesbury. Dorset. (South West region but not far.) http://www.gillshaftshow.co.uk/
Sunday 27th till Monday 28th. Oxsted and Edenbridge. Surrey. https://www.edenbridge-show.co.uk/
Saturday 9th Romsey. http://romseyshow.co.uk/
Saturday 16th till Sunday 17th Royal Berkshire show. (Newbury) http://www.newburyshowground.co.uk/events/royal-county-of-berkshire-show
ALL SHOW HAVE WEBSITES AND YOU CAN ENTER ONLINE.
FLOCK COMPETION RESULTS 2016 :
- Large Flock 1st Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 2nd Cindy Smith 3rd Simon Jones
- Small Flock 1st Pam and Neil Dickens 2nd Chris Bone 3rd Mike Reynolds.
- 4 horned ram 1st Gareth Jones 2nd Matt Legge
- 2 horned Ram 1st Pam and Neil Dickens 2nd Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 3rd Simon Jones
- Pen of ewe lambs 1st Cindy Smith 2nd Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 3rd Pam and Neil Dickens
- Ewe 1st Chris Bone 2nd Fiona Gordon and Bill Emptage 3rd Cindy Smith.
FIONA GORDON AND JUDGE GORDON CONOR.
PAM DICKENS AND JUDGE GORDON CONOR.
Minutes of Southern Region AGM
Red Barn Farm, Stewkely, Bucks.
Saturday 22nd October 2016
Present: Barley Gould(Chair), Neil and Pam Dickens, Simon and Lesley
Pope, Gareth Jones, Simon Jones, Fiona Gordon, Virginia Lloyd, Geoffrey
Purefoy, and Elspeth Mullineux, Gilly Cumming, Chris and Caroline Jewell, John Dixon.
Apologies : Caroline Gould, Rosemary Prosser, Cindy Smith, Chris Bone.
1. The minutes of the meeting held on 7th February 2106 were agreed.
2. Barley welcomed Scott Dalrymple and Gordon Connor, the flock
competition judges, and asked Gordon to give out the results. See below.
3, Shows. The region had been represented at most of the shows in the
region and as usual had a stand at Kent. This was a great success largely
due to the efforts of Lesley in setting it all up and the stand had won 3rd prize
in the non- commercial section. Income and expenditure had been roughly
equal after allowing for the purchase of the new banners.
4 Gareth Jones reported that there was a flock in the SW region that was
being sold with very good sheep and asked anyone who was interested to
5. There was the usual concern over the lack of new entrants for the shows
and it was suggested that more should be done to publicise when and where
the shows were and what prize money was available.
6. Neil and Pam Dickens said they would like to present a trophy to the region
for the best ewe in the flock competition.
7. Barley thanked the two flock competition judges for all their hard work and
helpful advice, and also Neil and Pam for their hospitality in making the day
so enjoyable. The meeting also thanked Barley for all her efforts as regional Council member .
I have since been advised that the flock competition cups at the moment are as follows. A shield for the best large flock. A shield for the best small flock. A rose bowl for best ewe. Currently held by Chris Bone. And a reappointed cup for the best Ram. So we will need to discuss what the trophy Neil and Pam Dickens, would like to be for.
Also we would like to thank everyone for bringing raffle prizes. And taking part, and note that the raffle raised £72. And thank Virginia Lloyd for organising the raffle.
Also I forgot to say that Rosemary Prosser. Emailed me to stand down from the southern region committee. I wish to thank her for all her hard work and time.
Flock Competition and Open Day 2016 - Click here http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/Flock Competition and Open Day.docx
AGM Minutes 2016 - Click here http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/s region agm 2016 minutes 1.pdf
Show Results in this region 2015:
Surrey County Results - click this link http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/Surrey County Show Report 2015.pdf
Surrey County Show Main Ring Parade with Fiona Gordon
Kent Results - click this link
Singleton Results - click this link http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/singleton results.pdf http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/singleton report.pdf
and the Judge Mrs Rosemary Beecher and Anna Milner the class sponsor.
New Forest Results - click this link
Cranleigh results - click this link http://www.jacobsheepsociety.co.uk/files/cranleigh show report2015.pdf
Edenbridge Show Results - click this link
Romsey Show Results - click this link
Royal County of Berkshire Results - click this link
A full list of all the shows and contact details are on the main site on the 'Local Shows' page.
SPRING NEWSLETTER 2014 and SHOW and AGM information, click link below