THE NORTH RONALDSAY SHEEP FELLOWSHIP
Established 1997 Supporting an island legacy and a unique breed of sheep
EMAIL US - CLICK HERE
Mike Hodgins, Lincs
Anne Lane - Tel. 01772 613928
TREASURER & MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES
Rita Peace - Tel. 01438 832964
Cathy Cassie - Tel. 01455 553097
John Lane - Tel. 01772 613928
Edward Lambert - 01785 282901
Website design & maintenance by Edward Lambert
The NRSF welcomes the following new members who have recently joined:
Monica & Paul Davis, Isle of Man
H Eustace & C Boyle, Wrexham
Fay & Martin Wilson, Bedfordshire
Christine Newton, North Yorkshire
Andrew Harris, Ross-shire
Sue & Neil Paice, Wigtownshire
Mr & Mrs R Senior, Leeds
Linda & Paul Hallett, Somerset
The NRSF is grateful to the following for their recent generous donations:
Capt Ian Coats Alison Sidaway Mike Hodgins
Please contact the Secretary or Chairman if you have a matter that you wish Council to discuss.
FLOCK BOOK SURVEY
Registered stock keepers will have received notification from Grassroots that the annual survey is now due. Can flock owners please ensure that they complete the very quick 'flock return' as this forms an invaluable contribution to the assessment of the future safety of the breed. Don't delay - do it today!
The NRSF's only approved Show and Sale is now open for entries. The Show & Sale takes place at Melton Mowbray on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 September 2014. CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE - also see: www.grassroots.co.uk/melton.html
KINSHIP ANALYSIS AVAILABLE AT MELTON...
Last year Grassroots introduced a new FREE service to purchasers at the sale. For Grassroots breeds who wished to participate we offered a FREE kinship analysis of the animals available at the sale against the animals already in the registered ownership of the buyer. We provide a printed report with the degree of relationship between each of the possible males at the sale against the flock, and each individual female in the flock, and we are on hand to help with interpretation. Kinship analysis helps to ensure that people do not buy males which are too closely related to their existing females. We run the tests ‘live’ on our stand on the balcony in the Sheep Shed.
MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT OF NRSF, STELLA LAMBERT
Those of you who have attended the Melton Mowbray event will know that on the Friday night there is a social event – a buffet, music and dancing. The cost per head is usually in the region of £14 by advance ticket from the market office. It occurs to me that NRSF members might like to get together at the social and make up a table (or two?) of 10 – making this a gathering point to celebrate the end of the summer season. We would not need to book a table – simply reserve your tickets and I will be there early and keep the required number of seats/table for us. If there is interest please let me know by email email@example.com or phone 01785 850183.
The importance of registering (or at least birth notifying) mainland North Ronaldsay sheep has long been recognised by the NRSF. CLICK HERE to read Anne Lane's article highlighting the necessity of registration.