Edstaston flock wins Central region flock competition

The Central Charollais region welcomed Laura Monk of the Saveoak flock to the judge the annual flock competition, with a presentation of prizes and lunch held on Sunday 1st October to celebrate the winners. 

Having made the journey up from Cornwall, Laura visited some 13 flocks across the region and while presenting the awards commented on such a high standard across all the flocks. 

“It was a privilege to be asked to be judged and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see some fantastic flocks of sheep, whether they were long established breeders or new starters,” she said. 

The champion small flock went to Ben James of the Cinders flock. “I could see that Ben was retaining only the very best in order to maintain a small flock of exceptional females.” 

Meanwhile, the large and overall champion flock went to Robert and Jeanette Gregory’s Edstaston flock. “It was clear to see the type of sheep Robert was hoping to breed with a consistent quality across all the classes he entered.” 

Members enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the Dickin Arms in Loppington, Shrewsbury, with record attendance. Central region chairman Dave Roberts thanked Laura for her time and thorough judging skills with a thank you made to Central secretary Grant Pink for organising the meal and driving Laura to the flocks. 

Central region flock competition results


Stock Ram

1st P and O James- Lowerye Vladimir 

2nd G Probert – Prestleigh Achilles 

3rd Madders and Johnson – Loanhead Admiral 

Junior stock ram 

1st R and J Gregory – Edstaston Bing 

2nd A Walton – Foulrice Benjamin 

3rd Madders and Johnson – 23 ZDC 6394


1st R and J Gregory 

2nd Madders and Johnson 

3rd G Probert 

Shearling ewes 

1st R and J Gregory 

2nd A Walton 

3rd P and O James 

Ewe lambs 

1st Madders and Johnson 

2nd R and J Gregory 

3rd N and M Hart 


Stock Ram

1st D Roberts – Mortimers Appletiser 

2nd B James – Cinders You can’t catch me 

3rd G Pink – Bicton Valatin 

Junior ram lamb 

1st B James – Cinders Back on Track 

2nd G Pink 

3rd D Roberts Edstaston Bad Boy 


1st D Roberts 

2nd B James 

3rd C Whitehead 

Shearling ewes 

1st B James 

2nd C Whitehead 

3rd G Pink 

Ewe lamb 

1st D Roberts

2nd B James 

3rd G Pink 

Championship results:

Large flock champion – R and J Gregory

Reserve large flock champion – Madders and Johnson 

Small flock champion – B James 

Reserve small flock champion – G Pink 

Overall champion flock – R and J Gregory 

Champion ram – P and O James 

Champion ram lamb – R and J Gregory 

Champion ewes – D Roberts 

Champion shearling ewes – R and J Gregory 

Champion ewe lambs – D Roberts 

Novice Trophy – Charlie Morris