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AGM 2022

AGM 2022

The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society AGM is being held on the 8th October at The Two Rivers, Newport Road, Chepstow NP16 5PR at 11am. We hope to get a good attendance. To make it more of a social meetup, I wondered if you would like to join us for lunch, to help the pub, please could you choose from the link below and private message me with your choices asap, so I can add your choices to my spreadsheet and submit it to the pub in advance. Payment to be made on the day to the pub.
We have been invited to view Christine Williams‘ Gaerllwyd flocks of Soays and Borerays in the afternoon, having been before it is well worth a visit. Christine knows so much about our breeds.
We hope to meet up with lots of members, new and old!

Traditional & Native Breeds Show & Sale 2022

Melton Mowbray Market 9th & 10th September

Full catalogue for our breeds on this link:


Gransden Show

Gransden and District Agricultural Society Show – 24th September 2022 – entries close 4th September 2022
Entries online –
Gransden give us our own classes:-
Ram, Ewe, Ram Lamb, Ewe Lamb, Group of Three (Ram, Ewe and Lamb)
Ram, Ewe, Ram Lamb, Ewe Lamb, Group of Three (Ram, Ewe and Lamb)
Registered / birth notification numbers of sheep entered need to be written on the entry form.

AGM 2022

The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society AGM is being held on the 8th October 2022 at The Two Rivers, Chepstow NP16 5PR at 11am. There will be a visit to the Gaerllwyd flock of Soays and Borerays – Christine Williams – in the afternoon.
We hope to see lots of you there!

18th Traditional & Native Breeds Show and Sale

18th Traditional & Native Breeds Show and Sale (our official show and sale)
Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY – holding number 22/296/8000 (livestock access off Nottingham Road – LE13 0NP)  Tel:  01664 562971

10th & 11th September 2021, held at Melton Mowbray market (show held on the 10th and sale on the 11th)

Online entries now open – closing date 5th August

Entries are done via the Manage My Animals section, via the Grassroots online website.  There is an extra menu option – sale entries.  It is only open to fully paid-up members of the RBST and The Soay and Boreray Breed Society.  Only registered sheep can be entered.  Please register your sheep with Grassroots, before you try to enter them in the sale.  Select the animal, the class to be entered and enter individual comments about the animal or group of animals (at the bottom).  Click submit.  Link to paper copy of the entry form below, but it is much easier for everyone if you can enter online.

Maximum of two males per vendor.

Minimum upset prices:-

Soay – ram 50gns, ram lamb 30gns, ewe 40gns, ewe lamb 30gns

Boreray – ram 60gns, ram lamb 40gns, ewe 50gns, ewe lamb 40gns

We do urge you to set your own reserves.

Entry fees:  £10/sheep (including VAT) – pay the market directly via bacs and inform them via email when you have paid, with your reference (I suggest surname & breed if possible).

Melton Mowbray Market – Sort Code:  20-63-66 – Account number:  13632741 or send a cheque to Melton Mowbray Market (address above)

Any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me – Suzannah (

Looking forward to lots of entries and a great show and sale – as I have mentioned before this is your flock’s shop window, so please bring good quality sheep.


Gransden Show

Gransden Show – 25th September 2021 – Show Field, Caxton Road, Great Gransden, Cambs. Soay and Boreray classes – only open to sheep registered through Grassroots. Lambs need to be birth notified. Registration and birth notification numbers to be written on the entry form. Entrants to be members of the Soay and Boreray Breed Society. Closing date 4th September. We look forward to a great show with lots of sheep entered.
Entry fee: £5 – Prizes: 1st £14, 2nd £9, 3rd £6 – rosettes to 4th place.
Classes for each of our breeds:-
Ram, ewe, ram lamb, ewe lamb, group of three (ram, ewe, lamb) and champion
Links to entry form and schedule


The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society AGM is being held on the 9th October 2021 at Tatton Park at 11am. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN (Sat Nav WA16 6SG)
Would you like to join our committee? If you are interested please email Philip Mapson before the 9th September with your details –

AGM 2021


The Soay & Boreray committee members invite members to attend the AGM on 30th January at 11am via Zoom.
It is has been certainly a difficult year for us all and given us thought on how to do things differently. We embrace the virtual opportunity to let our society AGM to take place via Zoom.
In order to join the meeting you are required to be a paid up society member. If you are not currently a member,  this is great opportunity for you to join our supportive society. Our membership starts from 1st January each year and is £10 (standing order). You will receive newsletter via post, and on-hand advice from the society members. So join now and get part of January free!!
In order to be sent an invite to the AGM please email the secretary Rosie Siddans on by end of Saturday 23rd January 2021.
In order to become a member of the society please email the membership secretary Alex Watton on
We look forward to seeing you at the virtual AGM.
Those current members will find the agenda printed in the latest December newsletter.


Despite the last newsletter saying the AGM would be on 10th October at Tatton Park, it has of course been cancelled.  New date is January 30th 2021 at the same venue.

A copy of the Chairman’s letter to this effect:


Julie Suffolk

Julie Suffolk, our enthusiastic member and highly efficient Secretary for many years, died this morning. She has been ill for five years, and modern  medicine has given her extra time from the initial diagnosis.  I am sure all our members will join me in sending our heartfelt sympathy to her husband John, and also to Steve Carpenter who has managed her Backforrest Flock for several years.