Finally!!!  With the lifting of restrictions, we are pleased to announce three long awaited breed workshops for members. Come and join other members to discuss and learn about the Ouessant sheep breed. We can't wait to see you.

With members located from north of Inverness to Land's End, we have tried to get a good spread of locations across the country.  The workshops will be timed to allow members to travel to them and the Society will provide refreshments, including a sandwich lunch.  The workshops are free of charge.

 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Southwest Ouessant Workshop - August

Where: At Nanstallon, near Bodmin Cornwall.  

When: Sunday 8th August at 12pm - 4pm

More details and to Register

 

Central Ouessant Workshop - September

Where: Near Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire

When: Sunday 26th September at 12pm - 4pm

 More details and to Register

 

Northern Ouessant Workshop - October

Where: Eaglesfield near Cockermouth, in Cumbria

When: Sunday 3rd October at 12pm - 4pm

More details and to Register

 

All workshops will follow the same format.

12pm: Arrive and have lunch, a chat and recover from your journey! 

1pm: A talk/discussion on the finer points of the breed, looking at size, conformation, colour, wool, horns etc - aided by lots of photographs and diagrams. A chance to compare wool, so please feel free to bring along some of your wool, both good and bad!

2pm: Inspection of the host flock, some hands-on inspection of sheep looking at their different qualities and what we should be aiming for. Then a demonstation of teeth checking, foot trimming and any other tasks that members want to ask and learn about, ie: tagging, dosing etc.

Depending on how long members want to spend on this, we will break for tea and biscuits at 3.30pm, with time to continue to chat and talk sheep until 4pm when we finish.

There will be room for up to 20 people per venue. Toilets will be available, handwashing and sanitizer will be encouraged, the wearing of masks is not compulsory. 

 

Lunch: please state when booking whether you have any dietary requirements (ie: vegetarian) or any allergies.

 

PLEASE BOOK BY 7 DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE WORKSHOP by following the links above or through the Events page in the Members' area.

All enquiries:

Val Grainger

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Phone: 07411 276971

 

 

 

 

 

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