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Dorset News:

Britain’s sheep producers are being encouraged to fill out national breed survey

Sheep producers in Britain are being urged to fill in the national Sheep Breed Survey, which is out this week. Jointly funded by AHDB, QMS and HCC, the national Sheep Breed Survey is an important reference point for researchers, funders and policy makers. Those registered with British Wool will receive a postal copy, but all other sheep producers are being urged to take part in the survey and can acquire a copy online or by contacting AHDB directly.

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Northern Dorset Breeders' Club Sale 2020



SATURDAY, 8th AUGUST, 2020 | SALE 2.00 p.m. | Download Catalogue PDF

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Let us Generate Opportunity from Crisis

‘Mr Watson – come here – I want to see you’, were the famous first words uttered by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant when he invented the telephone in 1875. By the 1930’s the household telephone was commonplace in affluent homes and only 20 years later it had become a standard household item.

Where would we have been without the telephone over the last 70 years? I am sure we all regularly pick up the phone to loved ones, fellow Dorset breeders and (of course) Marg Cowley our famous Breed Secretary when struggling with the Grassroots system! Over the last 70 years hundreds, if not thousands, of Dorset ewes and rams will have been traded over the phone.

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Stirling Sale Report 2020

Top Price Male - Maineview Chieftain C1134, 1100gns - Photo by Graham Cubitt

Wednesday, 22nd July saw the second annual Scottish Dorset Breeders’ Club sale at United Auctions, Stirling. What can only be described as an unusual sale held in these unprecedented times, it was not possible to hold the pre-sale show and award prizes or crown a champion, strict social distancing was enforced with no viewing backstage. Instead the sheep were paraded through the ring immediately prior to start of the sale, which allowed potential purchasers the opportunity to both see and have a quick feel of the quality lots on offer.

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Worcester Sale 2020 Catalogue

Very sadly, due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19 the very difficult decision has been made to cancel the Worcester sale due to be held on the 11th July.

Listed in the download PDF below are some sheep available for sale that would have been entered for the sale.

If you are interested in any of the lots, please contact the vendor direct.

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