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Thursday
Dec032015

Meet the new girl to the house - four generations

4 generations Tia Great Gran 15 years old to MorayGerman shorthaired Pointers have been part of my life for over 35 years and the Oakberrow GSPs are known for their beauty and brains.  Foster - Show Champion Oakberrow Wotzinaname - is 7 years old and the last of my line.  Earlier in the year I had an email from the lovely Stephanie Jackman asking if I had any pups which were related to Sh Ch Jennaline Herr-baceous of Oakberrow - Herbie, as her Herbie son Gunnel was getting old and as he had such lovely temperament and a great dog would like similar lines.  I had to say to Stephanie no but there was Foster.  So one thing led to another and In July Rosie and Foster got together and a gorgeous litter was born in September.

We have four generations as Moray has come to live at Oakberrow.  She is 12 weeks and a girl with character.  Stephanie has HP who is a very handsome boy.

Monday
Nov162015

Watch this space for lambing course dates

Champion Ryeland Flock HerefordshireWaiting with great excitement for the day with the Scanning man comes along and we will be able to confirm lambing dates for our Ryelands, Coloured Ryelands, Greyface Dartmoors and Texels.

Monday
Aug032015

Ryeland sheep and Greyface Dartmoor sheep wins so far

ryeland lamb and greyface dartmoor ewe and lambWe have had a good start to the showing season this year with the sheep.  At the RWAS Smallholders show in May Oakberrow Thunder and Untouchable were both third.  With the Greyface Dartmoors - our lovely Sunny was second in a strong class of rams and also Ulysses was second as well.  The breeding ewe - Antonia was a credible 4th.

At Shropshire County Show - Oakberrow Thunder was Breed champion with our shearling ewe being Reserve Breed Champion under judge Pam Bateman.

The Greyface Dartmoors under top judge John Osborne from Cornwall, our Ulysses won the any aged ram class and Agatha our ewe lamb also won her class.  The shearling ewe was 3rd in her class.

At the Royal Three Counties Show - the Dartmoors did well with Sunny winning Breed Champion.  He won the any aged ram class with his son Ulysses taking up the 2nd spot.  Our baby ram lamb (still to be named) won the ram lamb class and Agatha won the Ewe lamb class.  So a great day.

Saturday
Jun062015

Exciting news - Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla Pups due

Really excited that the long awaited litter from Tilly -Ginger Lillie Around Oakberrow - is due on Monday 8 June 2015.  Tilly is a daughter from Gin from her first litter by Roy Bebbington's dog Zorro.  This litter proved to be excellent workers and also have had an excellent career in the show world.

Tilly won Best Puppy at Crufts in 2010 and also has gone on to win one Challenge Certificate with Best of Breed at Windsor Championship show and a Reserve Challenge Certificate at Midland Counties Championship show under the late Sheila Gray.  A consistent winner at both Open and Championship Shows.

The dad of the pups is Pam Wellstead's Ragnolds Ljuka who already has winning progeny in the show ring.

The photo shows Tilly and a headshot of Ljuka.

Monday
Dec222014

Lambing course dates for March 2015 at Oakberrow

In Lamb ewes ready for lambing at OakberrowThe ewes were all scanned last Friday and we are delighted with the outcome.  The Greyface Dartmoors we have 10 girls expecting and all the Texels are in lamb.  The Ryelands have also come up well with 34 of them expecting.  Plenty of twins and singles from the girls with one set of triplets expected.

The courses will commence from 17 February 2015.

NEW for this year we will have a few places for those who wish to experience night time lambing.  The course will start at 6pm and finish the following morning - what time you finish is with the ewes! A bed will be provided with breakfast and evening meal. 

Day courses commence at 10am - 4pm which will include lunch.

We limit numbers on the courses - day courses maximum 4 people and for the night time maximum 2 people.

It is a great experience and previous pupils have found it really helpful and learnt a lot.  We do like you to have a hands-on experience, but of course this is all dependent on the ewes. 

Please get in touch in you are interested, always pleased to have a chat through what you can expect to experience on the day.