Summer Symposium 2021

14 and 15 August

Newcastleton, Scottish Borders

(20 miles from M74/M6)

Open to members and non-members.

Cost for the two days £10 (members), £12.50 (non-members).

Numbers are limited to 30 on each day and it is essential that you pre-book by contacting David Braithwaite by Email or 07881 916274.

Saturday 14 August, hosted by Martin and Jean Andrews
at Sandholm Farm, TD9 0SA

10.00 Meet, tea and coffee

10.30 Selection of 2-horned pedigree Hebridean breeding stock.

Activity 1: Shearling rams

Activity 2: Gimmer shearlings

Activity 3: Ram lambs

Activity 4: Gimmer lambs

These will be hands-on sessions with follow up discussions.

1.30 LUNCH

2.30 Practical applications of using a working dog with small flocks. Demonstration by Martin Andrews.

4.00 Finish

EVENING MEAL 6.45 at Copshaw Kitchen Bistro in the village of Newcastleton

This requires you to book with Helen Brewis so that numbers are known. Those booking will be sent a pre-select two or three course set price menu. Hebridean Hogget Tagine will be one of the main course dishes.

Sunday 15 August, hosted by David Braithwaite
at Ettleton Farm, 1 mile south of Newcastelton on B6357.
(No toilet facilities.)

10.00 Meet up

10.30 Overview of Hebridean mules

Bluefaced Leicester (crossing type) as the sire

11.00 Hands on look at Hebridean mule ewe lambs

12.00 LUNCH

1.00 Hebridean mules' productivity

  • Hands on review of Suffolk cross Hebridean mule lambs.
  • Facts and figures from 2019-2021 production.

Fun Session: Selecting a Hebridean show gimmer by committee!

3.30 FINISH

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