We welcomed 20 keen breeders who are interested in helping progress the Oxford Breed.
We had a very interesting talk from AHDB Beef and Lamb about the use of EBV's and also heard from breeders of performance recorded polled Dorsets and Shropshire who wish they started years ago!
My lambs were weighed and ultrasound scanned for fat depth and muscle depth and the results are very interesting the information will now be analysed by Signet who will send my full results. Starting to performance record has been very easy and interesting. Weighing the lambs at birth then 8 weeks has allowed me to calculate a daily live weightgain (DLWG) this is both useful for selecting replacement ewe lambs and
This year’s gathering is fast approaching and will be held at Newlands Farm, Bozeat NN29 7LB by kind permission of J.E.G. James on the 25th August (the bank holiday weekend) We aim to meet at approx. 10.30 a.m. for tea’s and coffee’s, followed by a mixed stockjudging of dairy cows and Longfriday sheep. Masterjudge is Phil Quick who will present a hamper to the overall winner. This to be followed by my favourite son-in-law, Seth, practising his B.B.Q. skills. After lunch we will hold our meeting when Rex Vincent will officially take the helm. My Longfriday ewes will be available for inspection at the Grange, about 2mins away. Haydn James is happy to give a milking demo soon after 4.00pm to fi