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Sunday
Jan242016

Lambing and Puppies

Puppies at playThis next month is going to be really busy as the ewes will start lambing on 1 February, lambing courses also start - we do have a few spaces available.

The Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla puppies are a month old so the hard work starts and their new owners get to meet their new charges. There is still one dog puppy available, so get in touch if interested and stop me from falling in love with him. Delighted to say he has found a great home today.

So Oakberrow is the place to be especially if  you want to learn about anything to do with sheep, we also do husbandry and show training courses.

First to lamb with the Ryelands followed closely by some of the Greyface Dartmoors, mny gorgeous Antonia and Baby Lara.

If you want to learn and have hands-on experience of lambing, do get in touch with us at Oakberrow either by e-mail or phone 01531 640102. 

Thursday
Dec102015

LAMBING COURSE DATES FOR 2016

Ceres one of our Greyfaced Dartmoors with lambsThe ewes were scanned on Monday by the expert Steve Lloyd and we are very pleased with the results with 22 twins due, 17 singles and 1 set of triplets.

The first ewe is due to lamb at the end of January but the majority will be in February.  Lambing course dates will run from 4 February 2016 either weekdays or weekends.

Bookings already coming in so if interested in attending please do get in touch.

Lambing Ryelands, Greyfaced Dartmoors and Texels and new this year Coloured Ryelands. 

It is always really exciting the anticipation of lambing and there is nothing better than seeing happy mums and babies.

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.