Since 2006 he has been national chairman of the Dorset Horn
and the Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders Society.
CUTE: Lucy Badger, assistant farm manager at Hatton Country World, with Dorset Horn
Lambs Jake (left) and Laura.
Demonstration pens have been booked by the following sheep breed societies - Beltex, Blackface, Bluefaced Leicester, Border Leicester, British Berricon Du Cher, British Dorper, British Rouge, Charollais, Cheviot, Dalesbred, Dorset Horn
and Poll Dorset, Easy Care, Hampshire Down, Hebridean, Highlands and Islands Sheep Health, Highland Mule, Ile de France, Jacob, Lleyn, M P Butler Sheep Display, Meatlinc, National Sheep Association, North Country Cheviot, North of England Mule, Oxford Down, Rissington Breedline Scotland, Rough Fell, Scotch Mule, Shetland, Shropshire, Suffolk, Swaledale, Teeswater, Texel, Thomas Whiteford Sheep Display, Welsh Mule, Wensleydale Longwool, Wiltshire Horn and Zwartbles.
Eligible rare and primitive breeds include: Boreray, Leicester Longwool, Castlemilk Moorit, Balwen, Dorset Down, North Ronaldsay, Devon and Cornwall Longwool, Cotswold, Dorset Horn
, Teeswater Hill Radnor, Lincoln Longwool, Greyface Dartmoor, Whitefaced Woodland, Manx Loaghtan, Oxford Down, Norfolk Horn, Shropshire, Portland, Soay, Wensleydale and White Face Dartmoor.
This piece is a Dorset horn
ram in bronze resin and is the second in a series of three.
and Poll Dorset: Champion - B A Wernham & Son, Newbury, Berks.
Ch - C & T Clarke, Devon; R - Griffiths & Davies, Dolclettwr Hall, Taliesin, Machynlleth.
SOFTLY SOFTLY: Farm assistants Becky Peel (left) and Catie Stone with Dorset Horn
lambs Holly and Ivy.
Mr Mead, who died aged 73, planned his funeral down to the last detail to include his ten prize-winning Dorset Horn
sheep, who joined mourners for the funeral procession.
Eligible rare and primitive breeds include: Boreray, Castlemilk Moorit, Leicester Longwool, North Ronaldsey, Teeswater, Hill Radnor; Soay, Whitefaced Woodland, Balwen, Cotswold, Devon & Cornwall Longwool, Dorset Down, Lincoln Longwool, Manx Loaghtan, Norfolk Horn, Portland, Wensleydale, Whitefaced Dartmoor, Dorset Horn
, Greyface Dartmoor, Llanwenog, Oxford Down; Ryeland, Shropshire and Shetland.
, for instance, are prolic breeders and can produce up to two sets of lambs a year.
However, many of the sheep at Hatton are Dorset Horns
, a breed which lambs early in the year, making a lovely start to 2009.