my Show season was affected by an outbreak of Orf (pustular
dermatitis) after the Devon County Show which hit the show
team, the rest of the flock and me. I caught it on my hands
and very painful it was too!
by the time of the Mid-Devon and Honiton Shows had the sheep
fully recovered and we were winning Championships again.
was very variable during the Summer and the photos show the
great contrast between a very wet Saturday in late July and
a blazing hot (84F)day in early August.
coped well to being alternatively soaked and baked winning
the Breed Championship and Reserve Interbreed pairs Championship
at Mid-Devon and the Reserve Interbreed Championship at Honiton.
Judging the Interbreed Pairs at Mid-Devon, the final selection.
Breed Champions at Honiton Show in August
Aged ewe JER W11 shown by Simon Norman
aged ewe JER W11 featured very strongly in both Championships.
She was Reserve Interbreed Champion at Honiton Show.
In 2004 she had triplet lambs rearing them herself.
stock was sold at the Worcester sale in September and here
Rumwell Yanni was the Show Champion.
was purchased by another breeder using a winning £250
voucher offered by the Society towards the cost of a stock
Davison Chairman of the Society and Andrew Reed
who bought stock ram Rumwell Yanni.
late Summer the Orf infection had been eradicated and the
stock were looking very well.
The ewe lambs which had been selected to be retained are shown
here in one of the fields burnt dry by the late Summer heat.
Ewe Lambs at Rumwell August 2003
September, the ewes had been tupped.
Ewes at Rumwell September 2003
last 3 months are the quiet time of the year in the sheep
2004, I was awarded the Society Flock Shield for the most
points gained at Shows throughout the UK
Trophy and lambs with ewes March 2005