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Fresh Lamb for Christmas!

Just to let everyone know that we sent some lamb for local slaughter today so from Monday of next week – 25th. – there will be fresh lamb on the chiller. If you’ve not got room in your freezers we can keep it for you in our until Christmas if you like. These are probably the last load we will have before the holiday season.

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It’s lambing time again!

As most of you know we lamb in 3 main blocks and yesterday the first lamb of the 2013/2014 blocks was born. It won’t be long before this little Dorset ram will soon be bouncing around in the fields.

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By the time I got round to posting this 3 more had been born! Busy time for the shepherds coming up.

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It’s Show Time!

Some of you will know at this time of the year David takes the prize specimens of his sheep around the best of the agricultural shows to compete against other breeders. So far we’ve been to the Staffordshire and Kenilworth shows.

At Staffordshire we had the Reserve champion Ram with one of our Dorsets and won the ‘Best 3’ class with the Charmoise. We did equally well at Kenilworth and have the Ian Litchfield Trophy on display for the best pen of 3 lambs.

The big shows – Three Counties, Great Yorkshire – are yet to come so keep watching for the results.

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Sunday 19th. saw the Northern Dorset Breeders Club visit Bramcote for a demostration of how to trim sheep for showing given by Carole and Geoff Grain – the A Team Trimming Services.

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As well as watching there was an opportunity to have a go during the day and a good time was had by all.

 

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Fancy a burger and worried what you might be eating? Then why not try some of our lamb burgers? The supply chain is short – from farm to local slaughter and back to the deep freezes on the farm and they contain nothing but 100% lamb – except for a snall about of mint in the mint flavoured ones. Call into the office and pick some up for yourself – £1-25 each. We are also taking orders for whole or part lamb for the freezer and again you can be assured of the supply chain. Have no doubts – get the meat you pay for!

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Dorset Rams For Sale

Today we have uploaded details of the Shearling and Lamb Dorset Rams we currently have for sale. Further details can be found by clicking here.

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It’s Snowing!

Just to let you know that despite the snow we are open. The main roads have been ploughed and the storage areas are managable for most vehicles. Please be careful as you approach the first barrier on the drive – particularly early in the day – as the road may be icy and you couild slide into it.

We are in the middle of the latest lambing so staff are working hard both day and night so even if the office is closed there should be someone around if you do happen to get stuck in the snow.

Sheep in the Snow

Sheep in the Snow

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It’s been a funn y old month with holidays cutting across the regular work on the farm. We contin ue to be dealing with the extra work caused by the hailstones but I am assured by the engineers that they have looked at all the caravans we have asked them to look at and the estimates are in preparation if you have not already had them. Please be patient as there are a lot of them – and not just on our site.

We have at last managed to make some hay so the sheep will have something to eat this winter and the two rams David bought in France have arrived and been cleared by Animal Health. They are now in with some of the ewes and we expect to see the results early next year!

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Show Report

The very wet show season is almost over and the sheep have done very well as usual. At the Three Counties we had the Breed Champion, Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion. At the Great Yorkshire Show we had the Reserve Supreme Champion. Lucy has taken on most of Janet’s achievements.

 

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Show News

Regulars will be aware that this time of year it’s hard to find David in the office as he’s off showing sheep all over the place. We’ve had great success at the shows so far winning various classes at the Staffordshire, Kenilworth and Three Counties shows. We’ve just got the sheep back from the Lincolnshire show where we had 7 First prizes, 4 Second prizes and 2 Reserve Champions!

Photos to follow along with some extra special news from the Lincolnshire Show!

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