2013-07-24   facebooktwitterrss
Interest in Easy Care Sheep Increases

The Easy Care Sheep Society held their 11th A.G.M and field day recently at Edgott near Aylesbury by kind permission of the Cook family.

It was very well attended with a very interesting technical talk on minerals and trace elements by Nia Williams of Rumenco, Mr Huw Thomas from Aberystwyth also gave an enlightening talk on ‘Myomax’ genes which have been identified in the Easy Care breed.

Easy Care Sheep

Easy Care Sheep Field Day

After the meeting there was a very interesting farm walk to see 1,000 easy care ewes rearing approximately 1,700 April born lambs with many of them already to kill. Edward Cook, the owner, 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 over 2,000. He also mentioned that the breed has now been bred pure for fifty years and is more likely to breed pure than a lot of more recent imitations.

It was also reported that there were 4 society sales this year at Gaerwen September 16th, Thirsk September 21st, Worcester September 28th and Carlisle October 3rd.

Easy Care Sheep

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