Animal awards flock to Kelsey duo

Jennifer Atkinson and David Smith with the Kelsey Hampshire Down Flock.
Jennifer Atkinson and David Smith with the Kelsey Hampshire Down Flock.

SHEEP owners from South Kelsey have won a national award for their fantastic flock.

Kelsey flock owners David Smith and Jennifer Atkinson have won an award for their Hampshire Down sheep at the EBLEX – the organisation for the English beef and sheep meat industry – Improved Flock Awards for 2012.

The pair won the award for having a flock that has shown the most impressive improvement in genetic merit over a 12-month period. This means David and Jennifer’s sheep have grown faster and bigger than other flocks. This is the second time they have taken top spot, also winning in 2005.

Rams from the Kelsey flock are sold to breeders and commercial producers in the UK and have been exported to Belgium, Holland, France, Romania and Ireland.