Covid-19 Update – Sales

Stirling and Premier Sale Update It is with much disappointment that the Council of the HDSBA have come to the difficult decision to cancel both the Stirling Sale and the Premier Sale at Shrewsbury. With guidelines changing all the time and no definite idea of when restrictions will be lifted...

Covid-19 Update – Scanning for Recorded Flock

Update for Signet Sheep Clients – Scanning and Online Services Given the latest government and public health advice I am writing to Signet sheep clients to inform them that Signet has decided to suspend the provision of on-farm ultrasound scanning services until further notice. This isn’t a decision taken lightly –...

Covid -19 update on events – Irish National Show 2020

Irish National Show Cancelled. Yet another event falling victim to the Coronavirus. Armagh Show has been cancelled for 2020 which means the Irish Hampshire Down National will unable to take place. It is unlikely that it will be rescheduled for 2020 but we will keep you posted. Take a look at...

Covid-19 Update – National Training Weekend & National Show 2020

TRAINING WEEKEND POSTPONED It is with great disappointment that the difficult decision has been made to cancel the Training Weekend until next year. The current Covid-19 situation means that it would be irresponsible to run the event and the committee feel that April is the best time of the year...

BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR THE NATIONAL TRAINING WEEKEND

National Training Weekend by kind permission of Hannah Delaney and Vivian Miles of the South East Club. 17th - 19th April, Ashford, Kent. Excitement is building for the 2020 National Training Weekend following on from previous very successful events. The weekend is open to everyone, maybe you are a new breeder...

HDSBA Raising funds for the British Heart Foundation

  A charity auction organised by the Irish Hampshire Down Sheep Breeders Association raised £510 for the the British Heart Foundation NI. The Club hosted the National AGM back in the Autumn and a locally made crook was auctioned at the dinner. The picture shows Chairman Jonathan Fletcher with Fearghal McKinny...

Performance Recording – Birth Notification just got easier!

PERFORMANCE RECORDING BIRTH NOTIFICATION JUST GOT EASIER Hopefully you are aware that the signet database is now at www.signetdata.com where birth notification is easier and quicker than on the old BASCO site. Janet has recently sent an email to all recording breeders explaining the new system but here is a reminder. To birth...

Hampshire Down’s perform well in RamCompare research

RamCompare Update – December 2019 With 18,500 lambs recorded over four years, RamCompare is one of the UK’s largest and most high profile sheep research projects. Established to find the most profitable terminal sires for UK lamb production, data is collected on nine partner farms – with a series of on-farm...

Belgian HDSBA Flock Competition Results 2019

Belgian Flock Competition Results Judge: Roy McFarlane Small Flock: 1. Philippe Vereeck 2. Kurt Vanhoorde 3. Tommie Harnie Medium flock: 1. Matias Vanden Bussche 2. Patrick Cokelaere 3. Peter Ballekens Large Flock: 1. Klaus Soenen 2. R & A Tanghe – Lietaert 3. Dirk Devlieger 4. Henri Lambrecht Champion: Matias Vanden Bussche Reserve : Klaus Soenen Best group of ewes: Klaus Soenen Best stock ram: Matias Vanden...