The Easy Care Sheep Society holds annual meeting and field day

The Easy Care Sheep Society has held its 11th annual meeting and field day

The 11th annual meeting and field day
The 11th annual meeting and field day

The Easy Care Sheep Society has held its 11th annual meeting and field day.

The event at Edgott, near Aylesbury, was organised by the Cook family. It was well-attended with a technical talk on minerals and trace elements by Nia Williams of Rumenco.

Huw Thomas, from Aberystwyth, also gave a talk on Myomax genes which have been identified in the easy care breed.

After the meeting there was a farm walk to see 1,000 easy care ewes rearing around 1,700 April-born lambs.

Owner Edward Cook mentioned the various breeds and systems he had tried and is very happy with the easy care both on the good soil of Buckinghamshire and on his mountain farm in Meirioneth.

The breed administrator and founder Iolo Owen, of Anglesey, in his annual report mentioned the continuous increase in interest and membership with many flocks of more than 2,000. He also mentioned that the breed has now been pure for 50 years.

It was reported that there would be four society sales this year at Gaerwen, on September 16, Thirsk on September 21, Worcester on September 28 and Carlisle on October 3.

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