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In 2021, you will see Manx Loaghtan Sheep at these agricultural shows which have Manx Loaghtan sheep classes ......
In 2020, many shows were cancelled, so check before visiting.
Hertfordshire County Show 29-30 May: www.hertsshow.com CANCELLED
Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern tba June: www.royalthreecounties.co.uk CANCELLED
Cheshire County Show dates tba: www.royalcheshireshow.org
Weald and Downland Show, Singleton, tba July www.wealddown.co.uk/events/rare-and-traditional-breeds-show/
Southern Agricultural Show IoM 31 July- 1 Aug: www.southernshow.org
Ryedale Show, now Virtual 27th July: www.ryedaleshow.org.uk
Royal Manx Agricultural Show 13-14 August: www.royalmanx.com
Moreton in Marsh Show 4 September: www.moretonshow.co.uk
Melton Mowbray Native and Traditional Breeds National Show & Sale tbc September. See above.
Carlisle Show and Sale 18 Sept. See above.
In 2021, you may see Manx Loaghtan Sheep at these agricultural shows which have Primitive (P), Any Other Primitive (AOP) or Any Other Native sheep breed (AONSB) classes ......
MLSBG Annual Show 2021
Due to cancellation of Three Counties Rare and Minorities Show
Now being judged: The Manx Loaghtan Sheep Breeders' Group
2021 Photographic Competition
SUNDAY 8th AUGUST COUNTY DURHAM
A one-day workshop, by kind invitation of Dr Louisa Gidney, our own international expert on polycerate (multihorned) sheep to be held on Louisa’s smallholding at Tow Law near Bishop Auckland. In the morning Louisa will guide us through the diverse aspects of polyceracy, whilst the afternoon will review our card grading rules, the basis of our Approved Manx Loaghtan Judge training, using Louisa’s sheep for practice.
Further details to follow.
CRAFT COMPETITION 2021
In the absence of our Annual Show, the Committee has agreed to hold the Annual Craft Competition at Louisa’s workshop (see above). Entries can be taken on the day or posted to John Hedges, 59 Spring Lane, Bassingbourn, ROYSTON, Hertfordshire, SG8 5HT to arrive by 3rd August 2021.
Class 1: Garment: Finished garment, using Manx Loaghtan wool by any method.
Class 2: Toy: An item made using Manx Loaghtan fleece, wool, horn or hide.
Class 3: Open Class (could include novelty, household or utility item) made using Manx Loaghtan fleece, wool, horn or hide.
MELTON MOWBRAY TRADITIONAL & RARE BREEDS SHOW AND SALE
Currently going ahead as a formal Manx Loaghtan breed show and sale 10th (show) and 11th (sale) of September 2021. Animals forward will need to be fully registered with Combined Flock Book, so don’t leave things to the last minute.
Animals are to be shown as “clean, just off the moor”, one ram lamb per vendor and if vendor putting more than one ram forward, two rams must be accompanied by 3 ewes, 3 rams by 6 ewes etc.
Mrs Suzanne Taylor of Peatling Parva will be our Judge and Mrs Diana Hammond our Steward. Should any members wish to develop stewarding skills, please offer to help Diana, who will be pleased to pass on her expertise.
CARLISLE SHOW & SALE
Our first official, Northern Breed Show and Sale will be held at Carlisle on 18th September 2021. Mrs Beryl Thompson of Sneaton is our Judge, John Hedges will be Steward. All animals will be card graded, so volunteers from novice to expert will be welcome.