This is a notice for anyone who has tried to contact the Society recently and has not received a response - please do try again and note that the contact phone numbers are now Tel: 01451 830461 or Mob: 07768 954304. All written communication to Mrs L. Parkes, 47 King Georges Field, Stow on the Wold, GL54 1AS.
THE ANNUAL BREED SALE (Saturday 4th August) - The Cotswold Sheep Sale Catalogue is now available. The sale is run by Voyce Pullin as part of their Rare, Traditional and Minority Breeds Sale. All Cotswold sheep put forward for sale will be Card Graded - a Red Card is awarded for a good correct breeding sheep and a Blue Card for a good breeding sheep with minor faults while a Yellow Card is for a sheep reaching the minimum breed standard. Sheep can be viewed the evening before (3rd August) at the Breed Show, this follows the completion of Card Grading and usually starts at around 5.00pm.
The Cotswold sheep, often referred to as the 'Cotswold Lion' was introduced to the UK by the Romans. Their wool known as the 'Golden Fleece' was an important export. 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.
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