Devon Closewools are a true triple purpose breed. Renowned for it's full flavoured, succulent meat, dense strong wool and an ideal "Mule" cross
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 maintenance of the purity of the breed.
3 weeks ago
There are two super articles in the Winter edition of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Ark magazine relating to the Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders' Society and Devon Duvets. The quality of the magazine is exceptional and there are lots of other interesting articles too. Definitely worth joining to stay informed about the work of the RBST and rare breeds in general. ...
1 month ago
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Wishing all members and friends a very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year. 2023 has been an amazing year for the Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders' Society as we celebrated our Centenary - a huge thank you to all who helped make it possible particularly those members who showed their sheep throughout the year. Amazing entries which were much appreciated. ...
We are sad to announce the passing of Mr David Verney of Bishops Nympton on 8th December 2023 at the age of 95 years. David was a great supporter of the Devon Closewool breed and maintained Flock 17 until 1990, the flock having been first registered in 1924 by his father Mr FW Verney. David was President of the Society from 1982-83 and continued to support the Society Annual Dinner with his great friend Leonard Richards until relatively recently. He was a true gentleman and greatly respected within the farming community.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday 10th January 2024 at 12 noon at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bishops Nympton. Family flowers only, please but donations if desired for Cystic Fibrosis and the Devon Air Ambulance Trust at the service or via WS Gayton & Son, Barnstaple. ...
The gorgeous Winter edition of the Exmoor magazine is being delivered to the shops now and is also available direct from the publishers here: www.exmoormagazine.co.uk/shop/editions/
They are also offering subscriptions for £21.50 (for a year) - perfect for Christmas! Details can be found here: www.exmoormagazine.co.uk/shop/subscribe-online/
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Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders' Society updated their cover photo.
4 months ago
Congratulations to all the award winners last night at our Annual Dinner. The Portmore Golf Park at Barnstaple provided a lovely venue, a super meal and couldn't have been more helpful. Our guest speaker auctioneer Russell Steer gave a very amusing and interesting talk to the 80 members and friends present. Many thanks to Jan Witheridge and Terri Borough for doing such a great job selling the draw tickets which raised £256. ...