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2015 Events:

Summer 2015 AGM and Flock Visit:

Philip and Sally Hodges of CHARNDON LLanwenog flock have very kindly offered to host the AGM on Saturday 11th July 2015.

Philip has actively promoted the Llanwenog for many years and is a very experienced judge. Many of us will have his
rams’ genes in our flocks as the Charndon name is well respected. It is hoped that due to the central location, near Bicester just off the M40, that many of you will be able to attend. Please try to come along and tell us what you
want the support group to do for you.

Saturday 11th July 2015 starting at 11.30am. Meeting in a room at the Red Lion, Stratton Audley, Nr. Bicester OX27 9AG

We will start with the AGM followed by sandwich lunch.We will then tour the flock and finish with a BBQ hosted by Philip and Sally.  Please let Alison know if you are attending  - Alison Ayling (Secretary, Llanwenog English Breeders Support Group)
Email: llanwenogsg@gmail.com

Spring Flock Visit Sunday 24th May 2015: Margaret Brain has kindly invited us to
visit her Whiteparish Flock in Wiltshire.

Margaret is president of the Society this year and it is 10 years since she last hosted a visit so she is keen to see as many as possible on May 24th. We are invited to arrive for coffee from 10.30 onwards followed by a tour of the flock about 11 a.m. Margaret and Maurice are very generously offering lunch after which Maurice hopes to give a Lucerne
demonstration (weather permitting).

There will certainly be plenty of opportunity to catch up with friends and meet new people. Further details will be on the website closer to the visit but if you plan to come please let Margaret know. (dmargaretbrain@live.com) post code SP5 2SJ

2014 Events are below - see also the Show Diary page and the Market Sales Dates

Llanwenog Support Group AGM - Saturday July 12th 2014

Venue address: Bridgwater College Cannington Centre, Rodway Hill,
Cannington, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2LS

Directions: In the centre of Cannington village turn up Rodway Hill by the war memorial. Go over the brow of the hill & down again & the farm is located on the right hand side. For satnav users the postcode is TA5 2LS.

For those coming from a distance  leave the M5 at Junction 23 or 24 & follow the Minehead  road (A39) from Bridgwater.

11am Meet at Rodway Farm, Cannington for flock visit by kind permission of Steve Jones (Farm Manager).

1pm Leave for Blackmore Farm for lunch & AGM
Blackmore Farm is situated just outside Cannington off the A39 (turning is signed) & their Cider Press room is booked for our meeting. Lunch is available from their farm shop (to be paid for at time) & we can eat in the Cider Press room.

3.30pm Event closes

This year's AGM will be held at Bridgwater College who have a flock of Llanwenogs.  There will be an opportunity to look at the flock and hear from students about their Llanwenog Projects.  Should be a very interesting day following a very successful lambing Sunday in March.

Please let Lawrence know if you can attend so he can get an idea of numbers.

If you have any questions contact Lawrence Jones 01837 840714 who is organising this event. Email: blackhall@fsmail.net

Where is the Sheep Breeders Support Group Stand?:

August/Sept 2013 - the Sheep Breeders Support Group stand is currently with Mrs M Brain (Whiteparish Flock). Tel.: 01794 884355 - she took it to the Finden Sheep Fair http://www.findonsheepfair.co.uk/ 

The Support Group Stand will be going to several Shows in 2014, you can see where in the Llanwenogs on Show page. We would encourage all members of our group to take the Llanwenog Sheep Breeders' Support Group Stand to as many places as possible. If you want to book the stand please contact us to find out if it is free.



Unfortunately this visit has been cancelled

Saturday May 10th 2014 – Spring Flock Visit by kind invitation of Maggie Wilson. Come and join us for what promises to be an interesting day out in the Derbyshire countryside visiting the Pessall flock. As well as her Llanwenogs Maggie also has a small flock of South Down sheep and has recently acquired an area of woodland.

If you are new to the breed this is a great opportunity to meet other Llanwenog breeders and if you are an old hand this is a great time to catch up with friends.

11 for 11.30 a.m. Arrive. Maggie will talk a bit about her flock before a buffet lunch provided by the local pub, cost £12 per head.

After lunch a tour to include the woodland and her plans for it as well as the sheep. It is anticipated we will finish by 3.30 p.m. Please observe bio-security measures.

Please let the Support Group secretary know if you plan to come by 3rd May so lunch can be ordered. Many thanks.  Alison Ayling

email: llanwenogsg@gmail.com

August 3rd and 4th: Stoneleigh Country Show - Llanwenog Classes

2013 SUMMER FLOCK VISIT & Support Group AGM

The Llanwenog Sheep Breeders AGM took place during the Summer Flock Visit on Saturday 13th July. We visited Mrs CoeGlebe Major Flock 246 who kindly hosted the event. Mrs Coe farms in Ashorne, Warwickshire. CV35 9AE.

Mrs Coe has a Farm Shop and a Butchery and a cafe as well as her Flock of LLanwenogs - so it was a very interesting visit. 

The AGM started at 11am. Mrs Coe has generously provided us all with a free buffet lunch.

Read a report of the day


Due to unforseen circumstances, the Spring Flock Visit that was due to take place on  11th May 2013 to Maggie Wilson's Pessall Flock 282- has had to be cancelled.

All the more reason for us all to make the effort to get to the Summer Flock Visit in July.


The AGM was held on SATURDAY 14th July 2012. Start:  11am.

Venue: Poulton Fields, Poulton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5SS

The plan for the day is to arrive at Poulton Fields from 11am onwards with the AGM starting at 11.30am.  The main part of the Agenda will be to review the Support Group's activities and discuss/agree what the group should do in the future.

The AGM will be followed by lunch which Charles Horton has kindly agreed to provide.

After lunch Charles will hold a Llanwenog Sheep judging competition consisting of three groups (rams, ewes, lambs) of about five each.  Participants will be asked to put the sheep in order. Results will then be compared with those of a master judge (Brian Williams - Redburrow Flock).  The idea is to lead to a discussion on the desirable points of show sheep & how show sheep can be best presented. Hopefully we can all learn from one another!

Spring Flock Visit:

Saturday 12th May 2012: Spring Flock Visit to Rodway Farm, Cannington (Bridgwater College). A flock visit was arranged to view the recently established Llanwenog flock & discuss its progress as well as hear about other activities on the college farm. It is also planned to have a live demonstration of their electronic flock recording system.  A report on the visit and photos can be found on the News page 

Reports of 2011 events:

Spring and Summer Flock visit reports can be found on the Flock Profiles page 

5-6 November 2011: LLanwenog Sheep Society AGM weekend

A report of this event is on the Llanwenog Sheep Society website.

The AGM weekend is always a good opportunity to catch up with other members, attend informative visits to the Welsh flocks, and a chance to find out more about the Society.

14 June 2011  NSA Sheep South West, Paignton, Devon -

Glorious weather blessed a well organised event with plenty of trade & breed society stands to whet the appetite of a steady flow of visitors. Breed society stands were well located on the way in from the car park resulting in good footfall from which the Llanwenog stand benefited A Llanwenog ram & a Llanwenog ewe with a pair of Beltex cross lambs loaned from the Blackhall flock (No. 380) formed the centrepiece of our display with a 'guess the weight of the lambs' proving very attractive to visitors. Answers were varied, but with the correct answer being 57kg the winner was Mr. D. Vallance of Sourton near Okehampton who has received a cheque for £15 for his answer of 57.2kg.The competition allowed us to talk to a lot of people about the breed with plenty of names & addresses being taken & leaflets distributed.

Our thanks are due to members who visited & helped on the stand.