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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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You can now get some of our delicious Devon Closewool lamb and Gloucester Old Spot pork at Ashbys Easy Stores as well as the sausages drycured bacon and Dexter beef burgers pop in and see what other delights are about.

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Boy done good!! Shaun has had his fun with the girls. Now off for a well earned rest. Look forward to February for lambing 🐏

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Flock Competition Results:

Ram Lambs
1st A&S Taylor
2nd R Kingdon
3rd R Richards

Small Flock
1st R Kingdon
2nd A&S Taylor
3rd R Harding

Large Flock
1st G Dart & Sons
2nd Wright & Wright

Congratulations to everyone for taking part and to this year's judges Mr Aubrey Davies (President) and Mr Richard Burge (2016 Large Flock Winner).
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A few pictures from the Annual Dinner ...

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For those who weren't able to make the Annual Dinner the cup presentations were made as follows, congratulations to all:

DEVON CLOSEWOOL SHEEP BREEDERS SOCIETY PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY:
Champion at Devon County Show
R & P Burge

JO BAZELEY PERPETUAL TROPHY:
Best Opposite Sex to the Champion at Devon County Show
M Scott

LEONARD RICHARDS CUP:
Mid Devon Show Champion
GE & EJ Nicholls

KIFT CUP:
Best Opposite Sex to the Champion at Dunster Show
GE & EJ Nicholls

COCKRAM, DOBBS & STAG CUP:
Best Group of Three at Dunster Show
GE & EJ Nicholls

SNELL TROPHY:
Best Pair of Hog Rams at Blackmoor Gate Sale
G Dart & Sons

WJ LEY CUP:
Champion Hog Ram at Blackmoor Gate Sale
G Dart & Sons

FULFORD PHILLIPS CUP:
Best Old Ram at Blackmoor Gate Sale
Miss S G Thorne

MSD SHIELD:
Novice Ram at Blackmoor Gate Sale
Mrs H Marks

THE NICHOLLS FAMILY TROPHY:
Young Handler of the Year
Mr S Hutchings

CHAIRMAN’S PRIZE:
Outstanding Contribution to the Society
Mrs A Green

THE EDWIN BULLED MEMORIAL TROPHY:
Ewe of the Year
GE & EJ Nicholls

BRIAN KENT-SMITH MEMORIAL TROPHY:
Ram of the Year
GE & EJ Nicholls

TL RICHARDS CUP:
Best Ram Lambs in the Flock Competition
A & S Taylor

AUBREY DAVIES CUP (PRESIDENTS PRIZE):
Winner of the Small Flock Competition
Mr R Kingdon

FE OGDEN CUP:
Winner of the Large Flock Competition
G Dart & Sons
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Booking form for the Annual Dinner

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It's that time of year!

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Will you be in need of lambing help next year? The NSA lambing list is now open for NSA members to advertise for help from students and other interested parties. Enter your details at www.nationalsheep.org.uk/lambing-list This is just one of the benefits that NSA members receive, if you will need lambing help but haven't yet become a member visit www.nationalsheep.org.uk/membership for details.

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Last call for anyone wishing to come along to the skittles match against the Exmoor Horn Breeders. £5 per person to include Cottage Pie, skittles and lots of banter! The match will take place at the Sportsmans Inn, Sandyway, 7.15pm. Message, comment below or call Alison on 01271 850298 this evening as we need to know numbers for catering. Thanks. ...

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