Success Down Under for Suffolk Breeder

By Suffolk Sheep Society 11th November, 2011

The Suffolk Sheep Society would like to congratulate Philip Derryman on coming 2nd in the World Final and to England for winning the overall team.

The first ever Young Shepherds World Championships took place this month in Oamaru near Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand.  Th 'World Ovipiades' is an international programme of professional development and sheep industry learning for young shepherds aged 18-25, held in tandem with a two-day competition.

Twenty young shepherds who won events at home represented their countries in the world competition.  The UK sent some of its most capable young shepherds, selected through the increasingly popular NSA Younng Shepherds competitions which took place this year around the UK.

UK Competitor, Philip Derryman, 23 & lives in East Devon & works at home on the family farm. The 400 acres is predominantly grass & the enterprises are a 120 head herd of commercial British Friesians running all dairy & beef followers.
The sheep enterprise consists of pedigree flocks of Suffolks, Hampshire Downs & Romneys, selling 100 shearling rams a year. Philip enjoys the showing, sales & is very keen on performance recording. Philip gained a BSc Degree in Agriculture at Reading University.

The Suffolk Sheep Society would like to congratulate Philip on coming 2nd in the World Final and to England for winning the overall team.  Well done to all the other compeditors for reaching the final.

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Rob Dunsford

Fantastic article - really enjoyed reading.

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