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NEWSLETTER

The latest (August) newsletter has been posted.  Please let me know if you haven’t received yours.
soayboreray@gmail.com

Members’ Visit and AGM 2019

The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society AGM, this year, is being held at the Natureland Seal Sanctuary, North Parade, Skegness, Lincolnshire PE25 1DB – on 12th October.
The AGM is being held in the cafe at 3pm, to enable members and their families time to look around beforehand. Lunch and drinks can be purchased in the cafe. Entry is free and the Society will give a donation in lieu.

ttps://www.skegnessnatureland.co.uk/

Gransden Show

Gransden and District Agricultural Society Show, Caxton Road, Great Gransden, Sandy SG19 3AH – Saturday, 28th September – closing date 7th September.

https://gransdenshow.org.uk/Gransden_Show/

This year we have our own Soay and Boreray classes, so please support them.

An entry form has been included with the Soay and Boreray Society newsletter, which has just come out. Or you can enter online – https://gransdenshow.org.uk/GDASExhibitors/index.html?fbclid=IwAR2xj1bR0MAFgW9GFGj15o6o_W-0GIBFDM1Y1pkhEBX7g2FgCOHlVE7k2Ew#categories/35

– follow the link to ‘browse show schedule of classes’, ‘livestock’ and then ‘Soay and Boreray Society’. You then need to register to enter.

National Show and Sale

The Traditional and Native Breeds National Show and Sale

13th and 14th September 2019 – entries closed 11th August, the catalogue will be online soon – www.grassroots.co.uk/melton.html

This year we, The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society, have decided to use upset prices, but we hope vendors will still put on their own reserves.

Soay upset prices
Rams – 50gns
Ram Lambs – 30gns
Ewes – 40gns
Ewe Lambs – 30gns

Boreray upset prices
Rams – 60gns
Ram Lambs – 40gns
Ewes – 50gns
Ewe Lambs – 40gns

If you have never been, it is a lovely day out! The show is held on the Friday and sale on the Saturday. There is also a poultry sale held on the Saturday.

http://meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk/rarebreedsseptember19/

Show & Sale – Message from Libby Henson

Could you please remind your members that the closing date is fast approaching for Melton.  They need to get any animals they are planning to enter into the Sale registered with you in good time.

Melton Traditional Native Breeds National Show and Sale
13th & 14th September 2019

Paper entries close on 4th August
on line entries close 11th August

We look forward to another very successful event and are delighted to be welcoming the Hampshire Downs for the first time this year.

Entries are open at home.grassroots.co.uk
Click on ‘For Farmers’
‘Melton Show and Sale’
and then ‘Melton Entries’

If you require a paper entry form please do let us know.

To do your entries on line – there are step by step instructions on the entry screen, but if you need help please do give us a call.  01392 270421  or email Libby@grassroots.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to seeing you at Melton.

Open Day Saturday 6th July

Babylun Sheep Open Day.  Vicarage Farm, Sandy, Beds. SG19 3DA Starting at 12 noon

Entrance opposite Waresley Garden 🌺 Centre.

There will be Soay🐑, Boreray 🐑 and Jacobs 🐑 on display. A great chance to see them all up close 🔎and find out more about our breeds.

BBQ 🔥 approx 1pm.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟We will be serving our own tasty lamb burgers, which are tried and tested by our valued customers. So come along and try one for free with a opportunity to purchase fresh packs of burgers later.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

🚗🚙🚜 parking available.

 

Message from Libby Henson at Grassroots Systems Ltd

Melton Traditional Native Breeds National Show and Sale
13th & 14th September 2019

Paper entries close on 4th August
on line entries close 11th August

We look forward to welcoming back for what we hope will be another very successful event and are delighted to be welcoming the Hampshire Downs for the first time this year.

Entries are open at home.grassroots.co.uk
Click on ‘For Farmers’
‘Melton Show and Sale’
and then ‘Melton Entries’

If you require a paper entry form please do let us know.

To do your entries on line – there are step by step instructions on the entry screen, but if you need help please do give us a call. 01392 270421 or email Libby@grassroots.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at Melton.

With best wishes

Libby

Elizabeth Henson
Grassroots Systems Ltd is a Company Registered in England, No 3310515, VAT number GB695284390
Registered office: Richmond House, 48 Bromyard Rd., St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5BT

Please send all correspondence to : PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX. Tel 01392 270421

Annual Census – Combined Flock Book

Don’t forget the flock book closes for the year TODAY. Please ensure you have completed your census and transferred or killed off any animals you no longer own.

Also please ensure you have birth notified your 2018 lambs, registered any shearlings going to the tup for the first time (and of course any tups you are using).

Birth notification is free – you don’t need to register this year’s lambs, unless you are selling them, this allows you to watch them over the spring / summer and decide which to keep, sell or butcher before registering them later on in the year.

Do remember it is up to the seller to register sheep not the buyer.

Traditional Native Breeds National Show and Sale 2018

Please find below a link to the catalogue:

http://meltonmowbraymarket.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Rare-Breed-Sheep-Catalogue-2018.pdf

National Native & Traditional Breeds Show & Sale

Melton – National Native and Traditional Breeds Show and Sale

7th & 8th September 2018

Paper entries close in two weeks on 29th July, on line entries close in three weeks on 5th August.

Please do remind your members
They need to get animals registered in good time in order to get them entered into the event.

Entries are open at :www.grassroots.co.uk/melton.html  .

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for what we hope will be another very successful event.   The new cattle building is now open and in full use, there will also be much more space for MV and Scrapie Monitored sheep which will be housed just inside the new building, adjoining the sheep building.

Paper entry forms are also available –  please do let us know if you need one, or if would like to put one or your own web site.

To do entries on line – there are step by step instructions on the first screen, but please do tell people to give us a call if help is needed.   01392 270421  or email Libby@grassroots.co.uk

We will be sending out the catalogue proofs on 10th August and would be grateful if you could please get these back to us by 17th so we can put the final document together and go to press on 22nd.

Please remember that each Breed Society is responsible for any inspectors, show stewards judges and rosettes if you have inspections or show classes.

Thank you for your continued support.  We look forward to seeing you at Melton.

With best wishes

Libby

Elizabeth Henson
Grassroots Systems Ltd is a Company Registered in England, No 3310515, VAT number GB695284390
Registered office: Richmond House, 48 Bromyard Rd., St Johns, Worcester. WR2 5BT

Please send all correspondence to : PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX.  Tel 01392 270421