Dorset Down


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Dorset Down

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(Breeds) a breed of stocky hornless sheep having a broad head, dark face, and a dense fleece: kept for lamb production
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Alun runs a flock of 150 Mule, Dorset Down and Suffolk ewes and a small beef suckler herd at Penllyn, a 50-hectare county council lowland holding at Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Children's entertainer Mike Church will also be on hand, and the Garlic Meadow smallholding is bringing its Dorset down sheep, goats and chickens for children to get close to.
From the Dorset Down that produced a mediumhandling wool to the feral Hog Island sheep wool, this covers specific breeds, dying each type, utilizing it to best advantage in projects, and understanding breed history.
Worst performers were Gwent, where detection rates plummeted 25 per cent, Dorset down 21 per cent, Herts 20 per cent and Essex 19 per cent.
He's the judge David Jones and helper Brian Roberts | Making their debuts at the show, with their Dorset Down lambs, were Lee Evans and daughters Ela (left) and Lili, of Gwalchmai | Cadi Edwards, 10, topped the savoury wrap and recycled bag classes, the latter winning the childrens' crafts section | Champion native lambs were Ryeland ewe lambs from Sion Gwern, Gaerwen (right).
Dorset Down Ch: Dr Jane McMinn, Stourbridge; R: Rhys Roberts & RG & EA Roberts.
Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset: Mrs P Laws (Winford, Somerset) Kerry Hill: R & R Powell (Welshpool, Powys) Dorset Down: W D Burrough & Sons Ltd, Axminster, Devon.
NORTH WALES SHEEP CHAMPIONS DORSET DOWN: Ch - Rhys Roberts, Plas Heaton, Denbigh.
Group of Three: 1, May Clegg, Drefcah-Felindre, Llandysul (Llanwenog); 2, Mr & Mrs John Swain, Banwell, Weston Super Mare (Dorset Down).
Dorset Down: Champion - Mr Benn Lugsden (Long Melford, Suffolk); Best of opposite sex: Mr Benn Lugsden Natwest and Marks & Spencer Supreme Sheep Championship and Champion - Samuel John Robinson, County Down, Ireland.
Eligible rare and primitive breeds include: Boreray, Leicester Longwool, Castlemilk Moorit, Balwen, Dorset Down, North Ronaldsay, Devon and Cornwall Longwool, Cotswold, Dorset Horn, Teeswater Hill Radnor, Lincoln Longwool, Greyface Dartmoor, Whitefaced Woodland, Manx Loaghtan, Oxford Down, Norfolk Horn, Shropshire, Portland, Soay, Wensleydale and White Face Dartmoor.

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