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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.

Further photos from Mid Devon Show. Results are in the previous post πŸ™‚ ...

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We all had a wonderful day at Mid Devon Show on Saturday. The rain stayed away and there was a really lovely atmosphere. The results for the Devon Closewool classes are as follows:-

Breed Champion and Interbreed Reserve Champion - G Dart & Son's Shearling Ewe

Reserve Breed Champion - Harry Ellis's Ewe Lamb

Shearling Ram
1st - G Dart & Sons
2nd - Harry Ellis
3rd - The Rennie Family
4th - G Dart & Sons

Ram Lamb
1st - Sam Hutchings
2nd - The Rennie Family
3rd - The Rennie Family

Shearling Ewe
1st - G Dart & Sons
2nd - Harry Ellis
3rd - Sam Hutchings
4th - The Rennie Family

Ewe Lamb
1st - Harry Ellis
2nd - G Dart & Sons
3rd - The Rennie Family
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Here are the Closewool results from Devon County Show with photos at the end:

Two-shear ram and over:
1st Devons Rarest Produce (Rennie's)
2nd Mr PG Abel
3rd Devons Rarest Produce

Yearling Ram:
1st Mr P G Abel
2nd Devons Rarest Produce

Ram Lamb:
1st Ms A Taylor
2nd Devons Rarest Produce
3rd Miss R Allen
4th Devons Rarest Produce

Yearling Ewe:
1st Mr PG Abel
2nd Mr S Hutchings
3rd Devons Rarest Produce
4th Devons Rarest Produce
5th Miss R Allen

Ewe Lamb:
1st Mr S Hutchings
2nd Ms A Taylor
3rd Miss R Allen
4th Devons Rarest Produce

Group of Three
1st Mr PG Abel
2nd Devons Rarest Produce
3rd Miss R Allen

Champion Male - Devons Rarest Produce Two Shear Ram

Reserve Champion Male - Mr PG Abel Yearling Ram

Champion Female - Mr PG Abel Yearling Ewe

Reserve Champion Female - Mr S Hutchings Ewe Lamb

Breed Champion - Mr PG Abel Yearling Ewe

Reserve Breed Champion - Devons Rarest Produce Two Shear Ram and over
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We had a wonderful day at Devon County Show! The sun shone and there was a lovely display of livestock throughout the show. The Closewool Champion was Abel Brothers shearling ewe pictured below and the Reserve Champion was the Rennie's old ram bred by Maurice Scott and bought by the Rennie's as a ram lamb. More photos and results to follow. ...

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I am sure many of you will have heard, earlier this month, of the passing of George Witheridge of Middle Stoodleigh, West Buckland, Barnstaple. George was a life long breeder and supporter of Devon Closewool sheep and regularly attended our Society dinners over the years with his wife Pat. Our sincere condolences go to Pat, John and the rest of the family.
The Witheridge family would like to extend a very warm invitation to all those who knew George, to attend a celebration of his life on Wednesday 30th June 2021 at 2.30pm to be held in Brake Field, Middle Stoodleigh Farm, West Buckland. There will be a short service followed by a traditional send off by the DSSH huntsman Mr Peter Heard. Refreshments will be provided and George was keen that we should all 'eat, drink and be merry!' It would help with the catering if those attending could email terriburrough4@gmail.com by Friday 25th June to say how many will be attending - please also remember to take a chair!
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4 months ago

Paul Mitchell

I'm interested in buying about 5 young ish ewes with lambs at foot (North Devon area). Does anyone have anything available, please? ...

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Merry Christmas to all our Closewool members and their families and let's hope we manage to see one another at some shows in 2021. Very best wishes. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ ...

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Sadly we have lost another member of the Society. Aubrey Davies, who was our President in 2016 and 2017, died yesterday, peacefully at home only a few days short of his 91st birthday. Aubrey enjoyed following the success of other members at the local shows and presented the Society with a cup for the winner of the small flock competition as he was keen to encourage all breeders large and small. Our condolences go to Melanie, Stephanie and Beverley who all enjoyed accompanying their father to our annual Society Dinners. ...

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