Dean and Katie started their small flock in 2010 at Builth Wells Ram Sale buying a ewe and two ewe lambs from R and R Powell. Then came Rasta the ram from F.Cooks Langridge flock. In 2011 they gave them two ram lambs and a ewe lamb.
They did quite a lot of showing with a highlight being the shearling ewe taking Rare and Native Breed Champion at Herts County Show. Have a look at the Show pages for more results.
Bitten by the Kerry Hill bug, they headed to the 2011 Kerry Hill Flock book show and sale at Ludlow where they came home with 7 ewes and 2 ewe lambs to add to their flock.
They are looking forward to 2012 lambing with the ewes having been scanned in lamb at 1.9%.
2012 lambing was very good, we ended up keeping 2 ram lambs and 4 ewe lambs which are all very well marked.
2012 has been an amazing year for Cardington Kerry Hills, from Arthur taking breed Champion at East of England, Mynd taking 3 Hill and Heath Champions, then to Little Rasta taking Hill and Heath and Supreme at The Royal Berkshire. We never expected to do so well! We must be doing something right!
At the end of the year, we were pleased to be awarded 2nd prize in the Kerry Hill Flock Competition for the Under 10 ewe Category!
Towards the end of the year, we brought in 18 ewes, sold a few as we had a high interest in them and will now be lambing 23 ewes in 2013. They scanned well with 1 triplet, 18 twins and 4 singles. Lambing should begin the end of Feb, begining of March,
2013 saw a brilliant lambing with some lovely marked lambs!
Show results have been briiliant with Little Rasta and Nellie winning all over! See the results page.
2014 was a good lambing, some lovely show lambs!
We had a slow start to the show season, after a busy winter we sheared late and left them out.
The shearling ram had a 2nd in a good class at The North Somerset, he then went on to get Rare and Native Champion at the Herts Show, a good 5th at Three Counties in a strong shearling class and won the shearling ram class at The Royal Norfolk. He's now getting ready to go to Melton Mowbray Rare Breed Show and Sale in September.
Our ram lamb has come on really well and won his class at Stafford and then went on to get male and breed champion at The Royal Norfolk! Cardington Vic as he is now known, also went on to get Reserve Breed Champion at Berkshire Show and to top of the year, he got Kerry Hill Ram Lamb of The Year!!
2015 - A great year for us - Highlights included Male Champion at The Royal Three Counties with our aged ram 'Dick' from the renowned Garregellyd Flock.
2016 - We lambed 70 ewes this year and have had some cracking lambs. With one of our best show years to date. Cardington Vic took Reserve Breed Champion at Somerset. A Second in good class's at the Smallholders, Staffordshire and Three Counties and Breed Champion at The Royal Norfolk.
We've had some really nice shearling ewes out this year, getting placed in big classes and taking female champion at The Royal Three Counties!
What they are trying to achieve
Dean and Katie are trying to breed well marked Kerrys which are strong and alert.
Sheep that will do well in the show and sale ring.
Jason - 07931161082
Dean - 07988771107
Find out the latest news at Cardington Herefords.
As seen on Country File and Big Brother!!!!!
Last week Dean and the show team of Kerry Hills got to appear on Big Brother in task and Cardington Supreme and Cardington Lollypop were filmed at the Royal Norfolk Show in their class!
East of England Show - Nellie takes Kerry Hill Breed Champion and Reserve Native Champion.
Royal Norfolk Show - Sash's all around - What a show - Champion Rare Breed with Cardington Supreme and Nellie and Little Rasta got Champion and Reserve in the anyother Shortwool then Nellie got Reserve Interbreed!
Three Counties Show - Good Results all around!
Herts Show - Nellie gets Hill and Heath Champion followed by Interbreed Champion!
Smallholders - Good Results for Balwen, Kerrys and traditional herefords
Nottinghamshire- Little Rasta takes Kerry Hill Breed Champion!
Lambing has started!!!
Lambing has finally started!!
1 balwen ram lamb and 4 kerrys with twins so far!
Photos will be up soon!!
Cardington Kerry Hills get 2nd place in the Flock Competition in the under 10 ewes category!
Kerry Ewe wins Supreme Champion at Gransden Show
Kerry Ram Lamb takes Interbreed Champion at Royal Berkshire Show
Success for the Kerrys and the Balwen at Aylsham Agricultural Show - See the Show results page
Kerrys Win Group of 3 Champion and best Welsh Sheep at Hatfield Show
Kerry Ram wins Breed Champion at East of England Show!
Dean and Katie get married!! 30th June 2012
Cardington Heritage takes Interbreed at Stoneleigh Show and Sale
Dean and Katie have had a baby boy.
William Dean Whybrow was born on July 31st 2011 weighing 7lb 4oz