Hampshire Down Ireland held a highly successful, enjoyable, educating and entertaining Open Day on 8th April kindly hosted by Kevin and Anna McCarthy at Mossbank Farm home of the Ballycreelly Flock, attended by a number of new breeders and a contingent across from Belgium for the Weekend.

Health and Presentation were the main themes, with visitors having the opportunity to see the 2017 Ballycreelly crop of lambs and Stock Ewes whilst watching David Fletcher’s trimming for shows demonstration.  His brother Jonathan then discussed worming, dosing and correct use of anthelmintics.

Neil Acheson of Animax attended with his stand, to allow all breeders to discuss the use and the advantages of bolusing your sheep with demonstration by Kevin and Sean Doyle on correct blousing technique.

Ram Selection discussions were led by Olive Mercer, Sean Doyle and Allen McFadden, before the whole day was brought to conclusion with a lovely spring lamb BBQ, raffle and live Irish Music well in to the night.