Welcome to the web site for
The Creedy Flock Of Wiltshire Horn Sheep & 'Sheep For Beginners'
My name is Nigel Woodrup and I have been farming all my adult life, give or take a few years. I lambed down my first ewe when I was 12 years old on a friendís farm and have been hooked on sheep and sheep breeding ever since. I am now 44 years old and feel I have some experience of sheep keeping behind me and a lot to offer those making their first steps on the sheep farming ladder.
I gained a National Diploma in Agriculture at Plumpton Agricultural College, Lewes, East Sussex in the early 1980ís and have been farming for others and on my own since then. That is apart from a period of five years from 1985 to 1990 when, after a motorbike accident, I was left paralysed from the chest down and in a wheelchair for life.
I still farm now, but on a smaller scale, with a flock of 33 pedigree Wiltshire Horn ewes which I am building to a total of 50 ewes over the next few years. My main aim for the flock is for it to be one of the best Wiltshire Horn flocks in the country. To this end the Creedy Flock was judged the best Wiltshire Horn sheep flock in the south west of England and then went forward against the other UK regional finalists for the national competition. Roger Elliott judged the national competition. The Creedy flock was up against very good opposition from the flocks Brockhall, Gedwydd and Pewsey but came through victorious and was awarded the honour of the IoIo Owen Shield for the winner of the Wiltshire Horn Sheep Society National Flock Competition 2005.
Nigel Woodrup checks his rams in his converted golf buggy