Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association

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Great Yorkshire Show

Champion: TW Hutchinson's Ewe

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Shows results - RHS, Northumberland & Buckden

Royal Highland
Champion: A Slack - Aged Ram
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Northumberland
Champion: K & SM Johnson

champion from K Johnson
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Buckden
Champion: M & I Close
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Nematodirus battus

As part of a project researching white drench resistance in Nematodirus battus, we are investigating potential risk factors which may influence the development and spread of resistance in this species.

White drench resistance in Nematodirus battus was only identified recently, in 2010. Our research to date suggests that the genes which code for this resistance are widespread at low levels throughout the UK populations (~3%) with focal regions of higher resistance gene frequency (up to 97%). We hope to gather information on the current management strategies in use to control Nematodirus in an attempt to highlight any practices which are associated with the development and dissemination of resistance in this roundworm species.

As your society is well known throughout the farming community, we would appreciate it if you would be willing to help this project by disseminating the questionnaire link to your members either by social media or email.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/nematodirus

Many thanks,
Lynsey    

Lynsey Melville
PhD student
Moredun Research Institute

Eastgate Show

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Champion:-  Harrison/Prescott tup shearling

Tan Hill Show

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Champion :- J Richardson's gimmer shearling

Otley Show Results

SWALEDALE
Class 104 – Ram any age: 1 & 2 J H Ryder & Sons  
Class 105 – Gimmer Hogg: 1 & 2 J H Ryder & Sons; 3 F R A Caton
Class 106 – Gimmer Shearling or Ewe: 1 & 2 J H Ryder & Sons
Class 107 – Best Fleeced Sheep: 1 J H Ryder & Sons; 2 J K Wilson    
Champion – J H Ryder & Sons
Res Champion - J H Ryder & Sons

 

Mungrisdale and High Force Shows.

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Champion m/s Cockbain Gimmer Hog

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Champion P Sowerby Tup Hog

 

Sheep Watch UK Conference 3rd June

SheepWatchUK Conference takes place in Loughborough on 3rd June.

We need farmers and smallholders to attend - it is free.  We need to have their stories please.  We have lots of people there that can help us make a difference but without the shepherds, we cannot explain how serious this problem is.

We have records of over 900 dead sheep from dog attacks so far this year. More info at:

www.terena.co.uk/sheepwatch-uk

Results from Royal Ulster Show

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Champion - EJ Haughey's Ewe

Show and Sale of Swaledale female sheep (ewes, shearlings and gimmer hoggs) at Kirkby Stephen - report

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Show and Sale of Swaledale female sheep (ewes, shearlings and gimmer hoggs) at Hawes - report

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Special Sale Reports 2016

Hawes In Lamb Ewes

Kirkby Stephen In Lamb Ewes

Show Results 2016

Royal Ulster

Show Champions 2016

GYS - TW Hutchinson - Ewe
RHS
- A Slack - Aged Ram
Northumberland - K & SM Johnson
Buckden - M & I Close
Eastgate -  Harrison/Prescott tup shearling
Tan Hill - J Richardson's gimmer shearling
Otley - J H Ryder & Sons
Middleton - P & K Sowerby - Tup Hog
Mungrisdale - Cockbain - Gimmer Hog
RUAS - Haughey - Ewe

Show Champions 2015

Bentham WH & M Hutchinson's Ewe
Langdon Beck J Richardson's Gimmer Shearling
Eggleston
R Walton's Gimmer Shearling
Nidderdale
M Ewebank's Gimmer Shearling
Hodder Valley Arnold Lancaster 's Gimmer Shearling 
Horton
Bowes
R Hutchinson & Son's Gimmer Shearling
Moorcock
IS Bell's Ewe
Wolsingham
P Dixon's aged tup
Muker
JW Porter & Sons & T Robinson & Sons 2 shear tup
Wensleydale B Dixon and J Dixon's 2 shear tup
Weardale
JR Dalton's Gimmer Shearling
Ravenstonedale
P Capstick
Hornby
JW Gorst aged tup
Brough
S & P Brogden's Ewe
Lunesdale
GJ & L Taylor
Okehampton
P Heard's tup lamb
Gilsland
W Watson
Cleveland A Fawbert's Gimmer Shearling
Antrim
Mrs Loughridge's Aged Ram
Great Yorkshire
TW Hutchinson's gimmer shearling
Buckden Gala
Royal Highland
- Messers Brogden's shearling ewe
Stainmore
- P Walton's Ewe
Eastgate - MW Skidmore Ltd's Tup Hog
Tan Hill
- P Hallam's Gimmer Shearling
Northumberland
- JR Dalton - Tup Hog
Balmoral
-Mrs J Loughridge's aged ram
Mungrisdale - P Morris-Eyton Gimmer hog
Otley - JH Ryder & Sons - Ewe
High Force - P Walton Ewe