THE NORTH RONALDSAY SHEEP FELLOWSHIP              

Established 1997  Supporting an island legacy and a unique breed of sheep

 

EMAIL US - CLICK HERE

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Useful Contacts

 

CHAIRMAN

Mike Hodgins, Lincs

 

SECRETARY

 Anne Lane - Tel. 01772 613928

 

TREASURER & MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Rita Peace - Tel. 01438 832964

 

HEMLIN EDITOR

Cathy Cassie - Tel. 01455 553097

 

PUBLICITY OFFICER

John Lane  - Tel. 01772 613928

 

WEBSITE

Edward Lambert - 01785 282901

Website design & maintenance by Edward Lambert

MEMBERSHIP FORM LAPELBADGE MERCHANDISE FORM

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBC

Please contact the Secretary or Chairman if you have a matter that you wish Council to discuss.

FLOCK BOOK SURVEY

 

 

 

MELTON PLANS...

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  outlane100@gmail.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.

WELCOME

THANK YOU

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