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

Sam Hutchings at Millom and Broughton in Furness Show today. Not only is Sam one of the youngest members, he is also the most northerly keeper of registered Devon Closewools in the country. The judge had never seen a Closewool before so great work Sam!!
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Final official show of Devon Closewools at Dunster Show yesterday. Once again an excellent turnout of sheep and some large classes. In the words of Judge Albert Cook, "congratulations to the winners and commiserations to the losers."

The results were as follows:

Group of Three
1st RW Kingdon
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd Mrs M Elliott

Ram Lamb
1st TL Richards
2nd Mrs M Elliott
3rd Mr D Nicholls

Shearling Ram
1st Mrs M Elliott
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd P Elston

Old Ram
1st M Scott
2nd RJ & P Burge
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls

Old Ewe
1st TL Richards
2nd M Scott
3rd M Scott

Shearling Ewe
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd Mrs M Elliott
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls

Ewe Lamb
1st M Scott
2nd TL Richards
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls

Champion - GE & EJ Nicholls - Shearling Ewe
Reserve Champion - Mrs M Elliott - Shearling Ram

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Okehampton Show results:

Group of Three
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd RT Hutchings

Old Ram
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd RT Hutchings

Shearling Ram
1st GE & EJ Nicholls

Ram Lamb
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd RT Hutchings

Old Ewe
1st RT Hutchings
2nd RT Hutchings

Shearling Ewe
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd M Tweddell

Ewe Lamb
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd RT Hutchings
3rd RR Rennie
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Woolsery Show results:

Ram any age:
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd D Nicholls

Ram Lamb
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd D Nicholls

Old Ewe
1st D Nicholls

Shearling Ewe
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd D Nicholls

Ewe Lamb
1st GE & EJ Nicholls

Champion
GE & EJ Nicholls - Shearling Ewe

Reserve Champion
D Nicholls - Old Ewe
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Exford Show results:

Old Ram
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd RJ & P Burge
3rd MR Scott & Son

Shearling Ram
1st GE & J Nicholls
2nd RW Kingdon
3rd MR Scott

Ram Lamb
1st MR Scott & Son
2nd D Nicholls
3rd RW Kingdon

Shearling Ewe
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd RW Kingdon
3rd TL Richards

Old Ewe
1st TL Richards
2nd MR Scott & Son
3rd MR Scott & Son

Ewe Lamb
1st MR Scott & Son
2nd TL Richards
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls

Group of Three
1st RW Kingdon
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd TL Richards

Champion
GE & EJ Nicholls - Shearling Ram

Reserve Champion
TL Richards - Old Ewe

Yet another excellent turnout of sheep, well done to everyone who took part.
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If you like Devon Closewools, come along and see some of the best at Dunster Show tomorrow. Judging starts 9.30 am. ...

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Results from North Devon Show
RAM
1st Messrs R J & P Burge
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd Mr & Mrs PR & SA Boyles

SHEARLING RAM
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd Mr & Mrs RW Kingdon
3rd Messrs R J & P Burge
4th Master Daniel Nicholls

EWE
1st Master Daniel Nicholls
2nd Mr T L Richards
3rd Mr T L Richards
4th Messrs R J & P Burge
5th Mr & Mrs PR & SA Boyles

SHEARLING EWE
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd GE & EJ Nicholls
3rd Mr & Mrs RW Kingdon
4th Messrs R J & P Burge
5th Mr & Mrs RW Kingdon

RAM LAMB
1st Mr T L Richards
2nd Mr & Mrs RW Kingdon
3rd Master Daniel Nicholls
4th GE & EJ Nicholls
5th & Mrs PR & SA Boyles

EWE LAMB
1st Mr T L Richards
2nd Messrs R J & P Burge
3rd GE & EJ Nicholls
4th Mr T L Richards
5th Mr & Mrs A & S Taylor

GROUP OF 3 BREEDING ANIMALS
1st GE & EJ Nicholls
2nd Messrs R J & P Burge
3rd Mr & Mrs RW Kingdon
4th Mr T L Richards

CHAMPION (Jim Ley Cup): GE & EJ Nicholls
RESERVE CHAMPION: GE & EJ Nicholls
BOB KIFT CUP: GE & EJ Nicholls
CHRISTIE CUP: GE & EJ Nicholls
BEST MALE: GE & EJ Nicholls
BEST FEMALE: GE & EJ Nicholls

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Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders' Society added an event. ...

Devon Closewool Council Meeting

August 23, 2016, 7:30pm - August 23, 2016, 10:00pm

Exmoor Forest Hotel

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