England rugby union and rugby league Jason Robinson has ventured into sheep farming following his retirement from competitive rugby last year.
A group of farmers belonging to the Shropshire Sheep Breeders’ Association has helped international rugby star, Jason Robinson OBE, to start his own pedigree sheep flock.
The unusual sponsorship offer was accepted by the sporting legend five months ago, but delivery of the sheep was delayed until bluetongue animal movement restrictions were lifted. Ten pedigree Shropshire ewes and a ram lamb were, however, finally delivered to Jason’s farm in
The sheep were supplied by Peter and Pippa Geddes from Montford Bridge, Shropshire; Barry Hodson from Croft, Cheshire; Graham and Claire Jakeman from Thornton-Le-Moors, Cheshire; Les and Tricia Newman from Carleton Rode, Norfolk; Paul and Alison Schofield from Sproston Green, Cheshire; Richard and Rosemary Spencer from Alkmonton, Derbyshire and Aubrey and Marion Webb from Gilmorton, Leicestershire.
“When we heard that Jason and his family were going to start farming in the