The Hebridean Sheep Society
The Hebridean Sheep Society exists to promote Hebridean sheep as an economical breed with qualities of importance to today's livestock industry (particularly extensive sheep farming) and many types of ecological management task to promote biodiversity. The Society is the registration authority for the breed within the UK and is affiliated to the National Sheep Association.
Membership is open to all who support the aims of the Society. Membership information can be obtained from the membership secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01908 611 092.
The Autumn Show and Sale season is nearly here, with the first major sale of Hebridean Sheep at Melton Mowbray on 12 & 13 September, closely followed by the Stirling and York sales.
Those who have received entry forms for the Stirling Sale, please note that the dates on the actual entry form are correct, but those on the accompanying letter are not. The Show is of course on Friday 19, and the Sale on Saturday 20 September. Importantly, entries for the Hebridean section close on Thursday 04 September to allow time to get the catalogue compiled. (The later date is for the other breeds).
We hope to see as many members as possible, both old and new at the sales, as well as anyone with an interest in our breed. if you are new to Hebrideans or just thinking about the ideal breed for your start-up flock, this is the ideal opportunity to come along and find out what makes the Hebridean the perfect breed for you.
More details of the Autumn sales can be found here.
We are once again looking for photos for next year's calendar.
For this year's calendar competition we have had to create a new Flickr 'group'. This 'closed' group will only allow HSS members to enter photos, but does mean you will need to join the group. To do this, please send an e-mail direct to Cathy Cassie; please don't be put off - its quick and easy and we want to see your photos!.
Membership fees will be due by 31 October. Renewals after this date are treated as re-joining and so incur an additional joining fee.
Please also remember to complete the Annual Flock Return – this is really helpful in letting us know how many Hebridean sheep are actually being used for pedigree breeding and cross breeding.
The Blacksheep is the Society’s Year Book. This is a call for articles and submissions for consideration for the next edition. Please e-mail your article as a Word file to the editor, Cathy Cassie, at email@example.com . If you have photos or illustrations in your article, please e-mail these as separate files – it makes setting out for the final publication much easier. The deadline for submission is 31 October.
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