Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep Society

17.11.17 Our membership secretary, Lynda Hawker, has a broken computer which is off to the menders, so she doesn't expect to be able to receive any emails etc for a week or so. If you need to contact her please use phone or letter.  Thank you.


2017 AGM

The AGM invite is below. It is being held at the Sportsman, Porthmadog LL49 9BH at 1pm on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 followed by the Dinner at 7pm. The AGM notice and Agenda and Autumn newsletter are in the post as of 2.11.17; please note postage is 2nd class and can take up to 4 days to arrive depending on how busy your local sorting office is.

October 2017
Annwyl Aelodau / Dear Members
This year has been another successful year for the Society. The weather has been mixed throughout the year, however it hasn’t dampened the spirits of any member – we have had strong numbers of members continue to exhibit the breed at local, county and national shows.
A subject that has sparked some debate during the second half of this year has been registrations and tags. Following a meeting that was held during early October, which included a presentation about the Grassroots system, the committee suggests that the Society remains as it is for 2018. Daltons have confirmed that they have enough tags available for 2018. Since the meeting several different options have been put forward and further investigation and consultation are required to find the best solution for the society. It is hoped that continuing with the current system for 2018 will give members a chance to consider all options regarding tags/registrations. However, remaining as we are now after 2018 is not an option. There are a number of things to consider in terms of how we register and identify our pedigree Torddu / Torwen sheep and it is proposed that this will be discussed again at some length during the Spring meeting 2018. In the meantime please feel free to contact myself or a committee member if you have any questions or comments regarding 2019 onwards.
We will need three new Committee members to replace retiring members. Again, we are looking for members who are willing to work on behalf of the breed and the Society. Please forward your name to the Secretary, with the name of your proposer and seconder, together with a short resumé of your involvement with the breed and the Society. Please forward all nominations to the secretary before 25 November.
The posts of Publicity Officer & Registration Secretary will need to be appointed to at the AGM. If you are interested in either of these roles please contact the Chairman no later than the 19th November at for further information.
The AGM will be held at the Sportsman, Porthmadog LL49 9BH at 1pm on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 followed by the Dinner at 7pm. For dinner bookings, please telephone Rebecca Haf Lloyd on 07908 410967 before 19th November if you wish to book a meal in the evening. Full menu details for the evening meal are included in the newsletter.
I look forward to meeting you all at the AGM
Cofion gorau / Best wishes
Robin Jones
Cadeirydd / Chairman

Annual General Meeting to be held at The Royal Sportsman, Porthmadog LL49 9BH
Saturday 2 December, 2017 at 1pm

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising
3. Correspondence
4. Chairman’s Report
5. Publicity Report
6. Website Report
7. Treasurer’s Report
8. Registrations and Membership Report
9. Amend Rule 8 to read - The Membership Subscription and Registration Fees
shall be as the Society determines, with an additional rejoining fee of £50 after
a lapse of one year or more. Junior members should be aged 16 or under on
1st January of subscription year. All subscriptions are to be paid by 31st
March. Any membership fees paid after 31st March will incur a re-joining fee.
Amend Rule 15 to read – The Society shall appoint 3 persons, from outside of
the Society, and who have no connection to the Society, to investigate and
report on cases of doubtful or suspect pedigrees. The Society reserves the
right to remove any members whose conduct, in its opinion, is or has been
detrimental or prejudicial to the interests of the Society or Breed. In order to
investigate a complaint, it must be received by the Secretary within 6 weeks of
the incident. The Society will investigate within 2 weeks of receipt of the
10. Review of Shows and the NSA Show and Sale
Proposal: The Society subsidises female entries to the NSA Sale at £5 per
head on any age and any number of females entered. The females must be
sold in order for the £5 to be claimed.
Proposal: Change to Points form for 2018 to include points for Interbreed
Champion and Reserve.
11. Presentation of points’ trophies
12. Election of Officers & Committee
Review of Honorariums for Membership Secretary, Publicity Officer and
Registration Secretary
13. Nomination of Judges
14. AOB
15. Venue of next AGM

AGM Saturday 2nd December 2017,
Royal Sportsman Hotel, Porthmadog Gwynedd, LL49 9BH Tel: 01766 512015
Meeting to begin at 1pm / Meal to follow at 7pm
SOUP OF THE DAY, Home made bread
PORK & LEEK SCOTCH EGG, Sweet mustard sauce
HOME MADE PITTA BREAD ( V) Peanut & Coriander Hummus, Harissa Dip

SLOW-ROAST PORK BELLY Black pudding Rosti & Apple Sauce
BADGER FACE LAMB Yorkshire Pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables & rich roast gravy

STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING, Butterscotch sauce & vanilla ice cream
VANILLA CRÈME BRULEE, Lemon & Thyme Shortbread
Please send your orders (name, starter, main, pudding) and the correct payment to Rebecca Haf Lloyd before Sunday 19th November 2017 (Cheques made payable to The Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep Society). Rebecca Haf Lloyd, Bwlch Dwyfor, Rhoslan, Criccieth, Gwynedd. LL52 0NS


You can download the Autumn Newsletter here


2017 show points
You can download the form for 2017 show points here.


Updating member details
The society form for updating members details and current records of registered sheep kept can be downloaded here. Please complete and email to the secretary


2018 sales
Please note that the NSA Wales and Border Main Sale will be held on Monday 17th September 2018.

The Llandovery Coloured Sheep sale will be on the Sunday 30th September 2018.