Annwyl Aelodau / Dear Members
You are all aware of the current national situation regarding Covid-19. The Society has no option but to cancel the committee meeting that was scheduled for 19 April and the Spring meeting on 3 May.
A number of members who regularly participate in local and national shows will know that several societies have either postponed or cancelled this years shows. Our advice is that members should check with individual shows in order to get the most up to date information.
The next society newsletter is still planned for the end of March and the Society Flockbook at the beginning of May. However, I must stress, that I can give no assurance of an accurate date, due to the ever changing daily situation that may affect Society officers and/or the printers the Society uses. I appreciate that not all members are on Facebook, so can I please ask you to share this message with fellow members who are not on-line. There will also be an update in the newsletter.
Farming is well known for being an industry that can be lonely at the best of times, and this current situation that we all find ourselves in is worrying for us all due to many different reasons. Don’t be afraid to ask for help and if anyone needs a chat don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to myself, any of the officers or committee members.
The country finds itself in an unprecedented situation and therefore it is imperative that we all follow Government and medical advice. Now is the time for us all to pull together, support each other and be kind.
Diolch / Thank youMalcolm
Important dates for 2020
19 April - Committee Meeting
3 May - Spring Meeting, 2pm Builth Wells
16 & 17 May - Smallholding & Countryside Festival
5 July - Committee Meeting
20-23 July - Royal Welsh Show
6 September - Committee Meeting
21 September - NSA Show & Sale
September/October - Flock Competition
November - Society AGM, Builth Wells
21 & 22 November - English Winter Fair (Breed Class)
30 November & 1 December - Welsh Winter Fair (Breed Class)
You can download the Society show points form here
The Society wishes to thank the Joseph Family for hosting the Society Open Day on Sunday 15 September 2019. Nearly 150 people came to Llyswen to see the famous Lloyney Badger face sheep along with their other breeds of sheep the Brecknock Hill Cheviots and the Texels. The weather was extremely kind throughout the day and enabled everyone to relax and enjoy the sheep and all the other activities during the day.
Thank you to everyone that helped and contributed to the day.
Pictures: Country Girl Media
The Badger Face sheep stand set up at the NSA sheep event in Malvern.
Kate Humble and her Badger Face sheep (2014)