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Welcome to the official page of the Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders’ Society. Β 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.

Okehampton Show didn't disappoint as the Rennie Family's Champion Old Ram once again took the Supreme Sheep Championship against some very strong competition. What an amazing year the Rennie Family have had with their show team. Huge congratulations from all at the Devon Closewool Society.
Results:-
Old Ram Class
1st The Rennie Family
2nd MartinTucker
3rd The Rennie Family
Shearling Ram Class
1st The Rennie Family
2nd Harry Ellis
3rd Rachel Allen
Ram Lamb Class
1st Rachel Allen
2nd Harry Ellis
3rd Martin Tucker
Old Ewe
1st Rachel Allen
2nd The Rennie Family
3rd Brymore Academy
Shearling Ewe
1st Harry Ellis
2nd The Rennie Family
3rd Phil Abel
Ewe Lamb
1st Brymore Academy
2nd The Rennie Family
3rd Brymore Academy
Group of Three
1st Harry Ellis
2nd Martin Tucker
3rd Rachel Allen
Male Champion - The Rennie Family's Old Ram
Reserve Male Champion - The Rennie Family's Shearling Ram
Female Champion - Brymore Academy's Ewe Lamb
Reserve Female Champion - Harry Ellis's Shearling Ewe
Overall Breed Champion - The Rennie Family's Old Ram
Reseve Breed Champion - The Rennie Family's Shearling Ram
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Many congratulations to Raymond Kingdon for taking Breed and Interbreed Champion at Exford Show today with his shearling ewe. Reserve Breed Champion went to Margaret Elliott's shearling ram. William Dart stood in as judge at the last minute as Roy Richard's was nursing cracked ribs and a collapsed lung after a trials bike accident last weekend. We all wish Roy a speedy recovery.
Todays results:-
Old Ram
1st R Burge
Shearling Ram
1st D & M Elliott
2nd RW Kingdon
3rd S & J Bale
Ram Lamb
1st D & M Elliott
2nd S & J Bale
3rd S & J Bale
Old Ewe
1st D & M Elliott
2nd R Burge
Shearling Ewe
1st RW Kingdon
2nd D & M Elliott
3rd D & M Elliott
Ewe Lamb
1st S & J Bale
2nd S & J Bale
3rd D & M Elliott
Group of Three
1st RW Kingdon
2nd D & M Elliott
3rd S & J Bale
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What an amazing day the Devon Closewools had at North Devon Show. The Rennie family's Old Ram took Supreme Sheep Champion. This ram was bred by Maurice Scott and sold to the Rennie Family as a ram lamb. They have produced him brilliantly in to the wonderful specimen of the breed that he is now, what an achievement! Reserve Breed Champion was Raymond Kingdon's beautiful shearling ewe - pictures and other results below:-
Old Ram
1st The Rennie Family
2nd Mr M Tucker
3rd RJ & P Burge
Shearling Ram
1st Mr RW Kingdon
2nd S & J Bale
3rd Mr RW Kingdon
Old Ewe
1st The Rennie Family
2nd Harry Ellis
3rd RJ & P Burge
Shearling Ewe
1st Mr RW Kingdon
2nd Mr RW Kingdon
3rd The Rennie Family
Ram Lamb
1st S & J Bale
2nd Harry Ellis
3rd Mr M Tucker
Ewe Lamb
1st S & J Bale
2nd The Rennie Family
3rd S & J Bale
Best Lamb
S & J Bale's ewe lamb
Group of Three
1st Mr R W Kingdon
2nd The Rennie Family
3rd Harry Ellis
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Supreme Champion at North Devon Show todayπŸ†πŸ†πŸ† Fantastic achievement for the Rennie family and the Devon Closewool breed! ...

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The sun shone on the beautiful Woolsery Show at Clovelly on Monday and once again, the Devon Closewool breeders were out doing what they do best! Many thanks to Richmond Harding for judging.
Results:-
Best Ram Any Age
1st Rennie Family
2nd Mr M Tucker
3rd Rennie Family
4th A & S Taylor
Best Ram Lamb
1st A & S Taylor
2nd Mr M Tucker
3rd Rennie Family
4th Mr M Tucker
Best Old Ewe
1st Rennie Family
2nd Rennie Family
3rd A & S Taylor
Best Shearling Ewe
1st Rennie Family
2nd Mr M Tucker
Best Ewe Lamb
1st Rennie Family
2nd A & S Taylor
3rd Mr M Tucker
Group of Three
1st Rennie Family
2nd Mr M Tucker
3rd A & S Taylor
Breed Champion - Rennie Family's Old Ram
Reserve Champion - Rennie Family's Old Ewe
Congratulations to all 😁
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The end of a long, successful day at the NSA Event, Malvern ...

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All set up for a day at the NSA Sheep Event at Malvern. Huge thanks to Clive and Lydia Handy for the loan of their sheep and all of their wonderful wool products. ...

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Great day at Mid Devon Show yesterday. There was a good turnout of Closewools and a huge amount of effort had been put in by the exhibitors to present their sheep beautifully for the show ring. Many thanks to Peter Boyles for judging. The rain almost managed to stay away until our classes had finished 😁
RESULTS:-
Old Ram
1st L Rennie
2nd P Abel
3rd M Tucker
Shearling Ram
1st P Abel
2nd L Rennie
3rd R Allen
Ram Lamb
1st L Rennie
2nd R Allen
3rd M Tucker
Old Ewe
1st R Allen
2nd L Rennie
3rd S Hutchings
Shearling Ewe
1st S Hutchings
2nd B Rennie
3rd M Ellis
Ewe Lamb
1st B Rennie
2nd S Hutchings
3rd M Tucker
Group of Three
1st L Rennie
2nd R Allen
3rd M Tucker
Breed Champion - L Rennie's Old Ram
Reserve Champion - S Hutching's Shearling Ewe
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Last weekend Brymore Academy had their Annual Open Day and Livestock Show. The boys showed a number of different sheep and cattle breeds and this Devon Closewool lamb took Champion Closewool and overall Reserve Champion just being pipped by a beautiful Shorthorn maiden heifer. We look forward to seeing the Brymore Devon Closewools at some of our one day shows. ...

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Wonderful result in the British Wool Fleece tent for Richmond Harding who took Champion Fleece beating every other fleece in the tent! Great advert for the breed Richmond, well done! ...

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