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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:

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  .

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

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


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

AGM and Members get-together. October 6th

This year’s AGM will be held at Cotswold Farm Park by kind permission of Adam Henson.  Further details will be posted shortly, but please put it in your diary.  It is a good chance to meet like minded people, and the stuffy bit (AGM) takes a very short time!

OPEN DAY – BBQ & Workshop 14th July

Vicarage Farm, Waresley, Sandy, Beds, SG19 3DB
(entrance opposite Garden Centre)
11am – 4pm
By kind permission of Philip Mapson and Ann Ward
There will be Soay, Boreray & Jacobs on display
BBQ at approximately 1pm
Please email by Friday 13th with numbers to assist with catering

Marsh Christian Award for Christine Williams

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

16 June at 16:35 ·

The second #RBSTMarshAward to be presented at Three Counties is for Conservation in Genetic Biodiversity which goes to Christine Williams. She is the go-to for Boreray and Soay sheep, and has recently helped bring a flock of genetically significant Boreray from Orkney into the Boreray flockbook! Congratulations Christine!

Further RBST Marsh Awards are to be presented at the Royal Highland Show next week.

 Photograph courtesy of RBST

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