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Welcome to the website for the Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society.

We are an active society working with the Rare Breed Survival Trust to protect, increase and promote our rare sheep. This site is intended to provide useful and interesting background information about our breed and also provide a resource for communication between the Society and Members.
 


****  LATEST NEWS ******
 
Do you have the AGM date in your diary? - 28th September at Frankton

The meeting will start at 11am with coffee but please bring a packed lunch as there are no catering facilities available.

The focus, agenda and directions are in the last newsletter or on the CMSS events page here
 
Melton Show results
There were some very nice sheep on offer at Melton Mowbray this year. Prices were good and the results for the show and average prices can be downloaded as a PDF here
 
Have you filled in your census?
It is that time of year again to ensure you get your birth notifications done and your annual flock census completed. This is really important to a numerically small breed so we can track our progress so a big thank you to members for taking the time.
 
Have you still got stock for sale?
We are still getting enquiries for ewes and I am sure ram buying will start soon so please let us know if you still have stock available.
 
2014 show and sale calendars
are now available see under events and useful dates. Thinking about showing this year? check the dates for a show near you with primitive sheep classes.
 
**** please note the Countryside show at Stoneleigh has been cancelled ***
 
KInship reports available
The average in-breeding has dropped from 5.6% last year to 5.0% this year . If you are concerned about how related a potential ram is to your ewes email us and we will send you a KInship Report. See the kinship page for more details
 
Do you have a blog or website where you post about your Castlemilk sheep and would like to share it with other members?There is a new section under links for members blogs/sites we have a few links here already but would love to hear form more members with websites.
 
Forum for society members
At the 2012 AGM we were asked to create a forum where members can chat to each other and exchange information. We have created a basic forum that is only open to society members but is unmoderated and members can open their own topics at any time. More details can be found under the menu option on the left including how to join.
 
Combined Flock Book
The latest volume of the CFB is available in the new form of a PDF download. Go to the online flock book and select manage your flock and there is a new link to download the Castlemilk Moorit pages
If you want a paper copy go to 'other fees' section and you can order there..
 
Other information available on this site
There is a wide range of information on the site why not check it out:

 * Download the Getting Value from your sheep

   research report here

* 2013 AGM minutes are here

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HOW TO FIND INFORMATION ON THIS SITE

 

The information on this site is divided into:

 

THE SOCIETY

 

Covering all issues about the society including membership, contact details, newsletter and promotion and research projects. If you want to know what we do or are interesting in joining please start here!

 

OUR SHEEP

 

Covering all matters to do with our sheep including breed descriptions, a list of breeders, a picture gallery and our marketplace for selling and buying all things Castlemilk.

 

EVENTS and USEFUL DATES

 

Covering all the events in the year that involve Castlemilks from Society AGM to shows and rare breed sales. This section also has a page of useful links to sites outside are control that may be of interest to members.

 

***** Click on the links on the left hand side of the page to explore further ******