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Powerline Wins Most Improved Flock Award – 2014 BRP

Powerline flock wins Most Improved Flock Award for the Suffolk breed.
The Powerline flock, owned by Andrea Gardner of Lancaster, Lancashire, has been recognised by EBLEX as the Most Improved Flock of Suffolk sheep in England for 2014.

The award is presented by the EBLEX Better Returns Programme (BRP) to the recorded flock that shows the greatest genetic gain for commercial characteristics over a 12-month period. There is a separate award for each of 10 UK breeds.

Andrea was born and raised on a farm and now, mother of two daughters; Jennifer (22) and Bethany(18), works full time at Myerscough College. Starting as farm secretary in 1993, she is now part of their Rural Business Centre supporting the national delivery of apprenticeships, work based training and short courses. Not one to shy away from hard work, in addition to being mum, shepherd and full time worker she is now well into her first year studying for her MBA.

Read the full article in the Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) blog.