The entry was the biggest at this event and the quality of the sheep as good as seen anywhere in the UK this year, said judge Matt Drummond of the Cassington flock in
In 2006, it was the top performancerecorded flock in the UK.
He added: "Obviously we were all prepared to sell this flock in September; however, this was taken out of our hands by Defra.
A low pathogenic strain of avian influenza had been detected in one non-commercial flock and one commercial flock in
Delaware, one commercial flock in
Maryland and two live-bird markets in New Jersey.
Since the discovery of an infected backyard chicken flock in
Compton last September, state and federal agriculture officials mandated a quarantine for all of Southern California.
Since this triumph of public relations was made possible by the Jesuits, the pope also saw the desirability of reaffirming his previous commitments to the order and to his Catholic flock in
And it was Jane, an honours graduate in animal science from Newcastle University, who persuaded her mum to re-start the flock in 2002.
Having it selected as top flock in the northern counties branch of the Suffolk Flock Book Society ( against opposition from as far afield as Lincolnshire and the Scottish Borders ( is the icing on the cake for the pair.
Having it selected as top flock in
the northern counties branch of the Suffolk Flock Book Society - against opposition from as far afield as Lincolnshire and the Scottish Borders - is the icing on the cake for the pair.
Other prizes awarded to the flock in
the National competition include, reserve champion ewe lambs and reserve champion stud rams, to flock champion, WH Sinnett, of Worcester.
Grist is excited to partner with Flock in
providing more ways for people to receive and share timely environmental information with their social networks," said Chip Giller, Founder and CEO of Grist.
From now through May 1st, online fans around the world can cast their own votes for Flock in
The Webby People's Voice Awards presented by Nokia at http://pv.