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A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

  • THE SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW - will take place on Sunday 28th July at Burghfield House, Bourton-on-the-Water. The Entry Forms are available here. The closing date for entries is Monday 22nd July. This is the perfect event for any novice to enter, especially if you attended the Showing Workshop! Please read the updated Showing Help Sheet as it is full of useful advice and also tips for preparing your sheep for the show ring. If you have any queries, please email us at secretary@cotswoldsheepsociety.co.uk
  • THE ANNUAL SOCIETY BREED SALE - will take place on Saturday 10th August 2024, at Worcester Livestock Market, under the auspices of McCartneys Auctioneers. The Show will take place on Friday 9th August, while the Sale will take place the following day. Click the links for the Schedule & Entry Form which are now available under 'Downloadable Forms'. All sheep will be 'card-graded' to confirm that they are good sheep and meet the breed standard - so members can sell, and buyers can buy, with confidence!! Please note there is a restriction on the number of shearling rams and ram lambs, which can be sold without females. The closing date for entries is Friday 12th July. Further Information for Sellers can be found here or email registrar@cotswoldsheepsociety.co.uk. 

NEW VET ATTESTATION RULES

VET ATTESTATION: Members with sheep should be aware that there is now an additional requirement for all farmers sending animals directly from their farm to slaughter. You must provide evidence of regular animal health visits by your vet, who will issue you with a Vet Attestation Number (VAN) to include on your Movement License. This certifies your animals are healthy and disease free. It has to be renewed annually. This requirement applies even if you will be collecting the butchered lambs for your own use. For further information click here.

Stone Head BiburyCotswold sheep, often referred to as the 'Cotswold Lion' were introduced into the UK by the Romans. Their wool was referred to as the 'Golden Fleece' owing to its rich lustre, and was an important export, particularly in the Middle Ages. It not only played a major role in the development of many Cotswold towns and villages, but also in the finances of the nation. Sadly times have changed, and they are now classified as a rare breed.

Click Here for more information about the history of the Cotswold Wool and Click Here for more about the Breed History.

The Cotswold Sheep Society co-ordinates socials, training, shows and more ....

The Society Show 2023

A perfect day and a great turnout of sheep.

Spring Social, Aldsworth Village Hall, May 2022

Members, friends and families enjoying an excellent BBQ lunch.

The Society Show 2022

A good turnout of smart sheep.

The Society Show 2019

Steve Parkes judging a class of Senior Ewes

Shearling Ewes in Full Wool

Shearling Ewes in Full Wool Three Counties Show 2018

The Society Show 2018

A Line Up of Winners Society Summer Show 2018

A Fleece Talk – AGM 2015

Ian Brooksbank from the Wool Board giving a 'Wool Talk' at the 2015 AGM

Ian Brooksbank(Wool Board) giving a 'Wool Talk'.

Winter Social 2018

The Presentation of the Frank Williams Trophy to James Dale.

Wool on the Hoof

Ian Brooksbank judging Wool on the Hoof - Society Show 2017

A Very Woolly Challenge

Spinners hard at work at the Woolly Event, Meysey Hampton.

Spinners hard at work at the Woolly Event, Meysey Hampton.

A Bring and Share Lunch at the AGM

The 'Bring and Share' lunch at the 2015 AGM

The 'Bring and Share' lunch at the 2015 AGM

Summer Show 2017

Davina Stanhope judging the Summer Show 2017