Norfolk Horn Breeders Group

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Phil Pennington

We are very sad to report that Phil has died.  The group sends deepest sympathy to Jo, Kate and all the family.

Phil has been a stalwart of the breed for many years, breeding, showing and judging. He was a founder member of the Breeders’ Group when it was formed in 1994.

Updated Numbers October 2017

Rams – 24.10.17(1)

As of 24/10/17 there were 205 registered rams (33 ram lambs), 183 birth notified rams (92 ram lambs), 2327 registered ewes (184 ewe lambs) and 598 birth notified ewes (216 ewe lambs).

Attached is a list of all the live males – 98 active (having sired lambs in the last three years) and 287 non active. Only 54 sired offspring in 2017 (siring 525 registered / birth notified lambs).

Surely some of the yellow ones are dead? If they are yours – please kill them off!

2017 AGM

NHBG – AGM (5pm) and Annual Dinner – 28th October 2017
The White Horse, Stoke Ash IP23 7ET

Message from Grassroots

Message from Libby and Grassroots – don’t forget to notify your lambs and register anything going to the tup (including your tups) this year, before the end of the OCTOBER. NB Prices are going up on the 1st December! Also please do your survey and confirm who is alive, dead or those that you have and are no longer in your flock. Thank you 🙂
RBST Combined Flock Book FINAL REMINDER – 2017

The RBST Combined Flock Book closes at the end of this month and will be prepared for the printers in the first week of November. This will include all sheep registered in 2017 and the survey returns for the National flock.

If you have not yet sent in your return please do so as soon as possible. The survey is a very important part of our work and ensures that the RBST has accurate population figures for you breed. The results are published in the Flock Book and take into account your survey return including all the animals birth notified, registered, sold and logged as dead up to the end of October.

Paper reminders were sent out in the post last week.
Have You Logged your 2017 born lambs
All lambs should be logged in the year they are born.
Notification is FREE OF CHARGE

The 2017 Flock Book Closes on 31st October 2017
Small Increase in registry fees

The RBST, working with Grassroots Systems, has held the registry fees at the same level for 14 years. There will now be a small increase, to take affect from 1st December 2017.

There will be an increase of:
50p for females registered by post = £5.60 Inc VAT each

40p for females registered via the web =
£4.00 Inc VAT for Boreray, Castlemilk, North Ronaldsay and Whitefacted Woodland
£5.00 Inc VAT for Manx, Norfolk, Portland, and Soay
£5.60 for Soays registered in the USA and Canada.

And £1 for rams =
£10.70 Inc VAT for rams registered via the web
£11.70 for rams registered by post.

Birth Notification and Transfers will continue to be processed free of charge.

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your assistance and continued support.

Libby Henson
Grassroots Systems Ltd, PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX

Gransden Show results

Click here : Gransden 2017

 Congratulations to Neil, Jilly, Hamish and Katie Beaton who won the championship at the Gransden show, at our last show of the year, with their shearling ewe – Sandons Geranium (daughter of Wretton Cato N9793 and Sandons ewe N11467).  Congratulations to Iain and Laura Stephen who won the reserve champion with Wretton Kevin their ram lamb. Sired by Abercarron Hammond N11729 and out of Wretton Hermione N13009.

Show & Sale (Show results & prices)

Please click here: S&S 2017


Judge Simon Dell with Neville Turner’s Champion ewe and Joe Burn’s reserve Champion ram.

Wayland Show Results

Please click here : Wayland Show 2017

Open Day at the Dells

11 of us had a lovely day with Simon and Jemma Dell at the NHBG Open Day. They breed Norfolk Horns, Southdowns, Gotlands and Suffolk crosses and we can’t forget their gorgeous Golden Guernseys. Simon’s parent-in-law own 120 acres, of which 20 acres is grassland and 100 acres is arable. They have owned the land since 2010 and originally it was all arable – they have now planted over 1000 trees and various conservation areas including a beetle bank.

Thank you to you all for a lovely day and also a delicious lunch of lamb and sausages in rolls.

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NHBG Open Day 15th July 2017

Please find attached details of our NHBG Open Day – to be held at the home of the Pencroft flock at Yelling, St Neots with our thanks to Simon and Jemma Dell, on Saturday, 15th July at 11am.

Download details and directions here:NHBG Open Day 2017

Please email Simon with numbers.

Updated breed numbers

Please find attached the updated numbers for our breed. I have also added a bit on registering and the kinship programme. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can help you with anything. (from Suzannah)

NH numbers and registering notes – download here.