Sophie Arlott, from Lavinton Lamb talks about life as a shepherdess and fulfilling her dreams to become a top lamb producer on Amy Claridge’s Lincolnshire Kitchen on BBC Radio Lincolnshire.
Last Wednesday we were thrilled that Rules, London’s oldest restaurant, put on a fabulous lunch for us. The lunch, where Sophie gave a talk and showed a film, was attended by a number of high-profile journalists, farming and gastronomy figures, including Mark Hedges, editor of Country Life; Kate Hawkings, chairwoman of the Guild of Food Writers; Shane Holland, Executive Chairman of Slow Food UK; Sally Coffey, editor of Britain Magazine; freelance writer and editor Jennifer Sharp; and fellow shepherdess and blogger Rosie Hetherington.
On 19 March, Sophie will be part of a Q&A panel on how to set up a successful home-start business and rear livestock, at the Country Living Fair in Islington, London N1.
Lavinton’s ‘Montecristo’ flock of Southdown sheep have won the National Southdown Sheep Society Novice Flock Competition.
This year’s Southdown National Show was held at Suffolk Show on 29th May and was once again a tremendous success with exhibitors and spectators coming from far and wide to enjoy an excellent day’s competition.