mardi 10 août 2010

GEMO National Show 2010 Le Touquet Calais 05.09.10 Details

I have had a number of people asked me re the details of this years show. So for those who are interested.

Sunday the 5th of September Judging is due to start at 10.30 am ( This is earlier than in recent years to allow a reasonably early finish. )

A break for lunch is usually between 12.00-12.30  and 14.00 with the prize presentation due to start around 15.30. These are approximate times and likely to vary a bit once things get under way but its a plan.

There may be some early morning checking in and measuring on the morning of the show for local entrants but as a number of exhibitors will have travelled up the day before many will be checked on the saturday afternoon.

The Categories as usual are judged by age and colour.

1st group: Whites in three sections
Adult and Yearling Rams
Adult Ewes
Yearling Ewes

2nd group: Blacks in four sections
Adult Rams
Yearling Rams
Adult Ewes
Yearling Ewes

3rd group: Browns and Other Colours:

The Best Pair: - A new category this year.  Ewe and Ram shown together of the same colour.

The Best Group: Comprising of  a Ram, a Ewe and a Yearling Ram and Ewe.

Two Awards for the Best Champion Ram and Ewe ( all colours ) 

There are usually some special mentions for those who have contributed in some way toward this year show or who stood out for one reason or another.

The Venue is at the Parc De l'Abbé Engrand Cormont (Dept 62)

Link to Michelin map
If you would like more info then just send me a mail

The Ouessant Sheep originates from the island of Ouessant, part of a tiny archipelago just off the north coast of Finistere, Brittany. The island of terror as it was known to some, was swept by the full force of the atlantic’s weather, the hardy sheep adapted to survive on poor grazing from salty clifftop meadows. It was the women of the island that raised the sheep, renowned for their black wool to weave into cloth known locally as berlinge and their meat with its sweet and delicate taste.

La race "Mouton d'Ouessant" est originaire de l’île d’’Ouessant qui fait parti d’un petit archipel au large du Finistère, Bretagne. L’île de l'épouvante comme c'était connu par certains était balayé par les intempéries de l’atlantique, ces moutons rustiques s'adaptaient à survivre sur les pâturages pauvres des falaises salées. C’était les femmes de l’île qui élevaient les moutons réputés pour leur laine noire à tisser « la berlinge » une étoffe régionale et leur viande avec un goût doux et délicat.

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