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Welcome to the official page of the Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders’ Society.  The Society was established in 1923 to encourage the breeding and maintenance of the characteristics of the Devon Closewool sheep at home and abroad, and the maintenence of the purity of the breed.

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Okehampton Show results:

Group of Three (1 Male and 2 Females)
1st P A Dallyn
2nd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
3rd R T Hutchings
Old Ram
1st G E & E J Nicholls
2nd P G Abel
3rd R T Hutchings
Hog Ram
1st G E & E J Nicholls
2nd G E & E J Nicholls
Ram Lamb
1st P A Dallyn
2nd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
3rd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
Old Ewe
1st R R & Mrs L E Rennie
2nd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
3rd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
Shearling Ewe
1st G E & E J Nicholls
2nd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
3rd R R & Mrs L E Rennie
Ewe Lamb
1st P A Dallyn
2nd P A Dallyn
3rd R R & Mrs L E Rennie

Best Ram
Champion G E & E J Nicholls Old Ram
Reserve Champion P A Dallyn Ram Lamb
Best Ewe
Champion G E & E J Nicholls Shearling
Reserve Champion R R & Mrs L E Rennie Old Ewe
Best of Breed
Champion G E & E J Nicholls Old Ram
Reserve Champion G E & E J Nicholls Shearling
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North Devon Show Results:

RAM
1st Mr R Kingdon
2nd Messrs RJ & P Burge
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls
SHEARLING RAM
1st Messrs RJ & P Burge
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd Master S Dart & Miss L Dart
OLD EWE
1st Messrs RJ & P Burge
SHEARLING EWE
1st Mr R Kingdon
2nd Mr R Kingdon
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls
RAM LAMB
1st Mr R Kingdon
2nd Master S Dart & Miss L Dart
EWE LAMB
1st Mr R Kingdon
GROUP OF 3 BREEDING ANIMALS
1st Mr R Kingdon
2nd Messrs RJ & P Burge
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls
Jim Ley Cup (Breed Champion): Mr R Kingdon
Reserve Breed Champion: Mr R Kingdon
Bob Kift Cup (Most Points): Mr R Kingdon
Christie Cup (Best Shearling Ram): Messrs RJ & P Burge
Dallyn Cup (Best Lamb): Mr R Kingdon
T L Richards Cup (Best Group of Three): Mr R Kingdon
Best Male: Mr R Kingdon
Best Female: Mr R Kingdon
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Congratulations to everyone taking part at Mid Devon Show last Saturday, here are the results:

Older Ram
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd R Rennie
3rd M Ellis
Shearling Ram
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd M Elliott 3rd
Mr & Mrs DL Wallace
Ram Lamb 1st M Elliott
2nd PA Dallyn
3rd M Elliott
Older Ewe
1st M Elliott
2nd R Rennie
3rd M Elliott
Shearling Ewe
1st M Elliott
2nd M Elliott
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls
Ewe Lamb
1st PA Dallyn
2nd PA Dallyn
3rd M Elliott
Group of Three Sheep
1st M Elliott
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls
Champion GE & EJ Nicholls
Reserve M Elliott
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All ready to go at Sheep South West, come along and say hello.
#rarebreed #nativebreed #sheepsouthwest #devonclosewool
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2 months ago

Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders' Society

A photograph taken down on Barnstaple Cattle Market that someone was kind enough to send in yesterday, along with the comment:

"Just found this old photo, that's my dad stood beside the sheep! He was George Huxtable, sold the cabbage plants from the back of the red truck in the background!"

Thanks for sending it in Ian, great little image! ☺️
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We are now on Instagram #devonclosewool #nativebreed #rarebreed #sheep #localbreed #dualpurposesheep #firsttimefarmer #qualitylamb #qualitylamb #wool ...

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Congratulations to Richard and Heather Clark with the GE & EJ Nicholls, Woodlands Flock at the Royal Cornwall Show. Champion any other breed native and continental and three sheep winning their any other native breed classes. #devonclosewool #rarebreed #nativebreed #royalcornwallshow ...

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Congratulations to everyone taking part in Devon County Show last week. The results were as follows:

Old Ram
1st RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls)
2nd R & P Burge
3rd M Scott & Son

Shearling Ram
1st R & P Burge
2nd D & E Wallace
3rd RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls)

Ram Lamb
1st M Scott & Son
2nd M Scott & Son

Shearling Ewe
1st RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls)
2nd R & P Burge
3rd M Scott & Son

Ewe Lamb
1st M Scott & Son
2nd M Scott & Son

Group of Three
1st R & P Burge
2nd D & E Wallace
3rd RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls)

Champion Male R & P Burge (Shearling Ram)
Reserve Champion Male RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls) (Old Ram)

Champion Female RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls) (Shearling Ewe)
Reserve Champion Female M Scott & Son (Ewe Lamb)

Breed Champion R & P Burge (Shearling Ram)
Reserve Breed Champion RF Clark (GE & EJ Nicholls) (Shearling Ewe)
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Hi everyone, entries for Bath and West show close soon and at the moment the Devon Closewool classes are extremely low on numbers. If you are yet to put in your entries would you comment below or send me a message so that I have an idea of who is going and whether I need to chase anyone.
www.bathandwest.com/royal-bath-and-west-show/competitions
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