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The Roscallie 'Human' Team:


Ginnie Crossen (nee Bealby) was raised on the family arable farm in Lincolnshire and happily immersed in all aspects of country life from an early age. She loved her student days gaining a 2:1 in BSc (Hons) Agri-Food Marketing & Business Studies from Harper Adams, Shropshire and a Distinction in Advanced National Certificate in Agriculture specialising in Sheep Management from Kirkley Hall, Northumberland. Her passion for journalism was triggered by writing a weekly 'Harper Adams' coloumn for the local newspaper before she went on to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism. A former winner of the Young Agricultural Journalist of the Year, Ginnie has written for various publications including Farmer's Weekly, The Field and the CLA's membership magazine. She has a varied working background from shepherd for pedigree flocks to VP publishing & marketing for a global new media company. She has a passion for pedigree livestock and, much to everyone's frustration, she's a perfectionist!


Danny Crossen hails from Leeds and despite a later introduction to farming, he's a passionate countryside supporter and promoter of rural values. He usually takes a back seat during the week as his time is taken up with his 'other' job working with brands to 'digitally engage with their customers'! However, he's a crucial part of the team and embraces a hands-on approach when time permits.


Oscar Crossen is the youngest member of 'Team Roscallie' and was born in 2007. The Zwartbles flock is registered in his name and despite his age, he loves to get involved in all aspects of the livestock year although admits his favourite times are lambing and showing. After entering his first young handler class aged six,  Oscar has already experienced success in the show ring. His relaxed manner has a calming influence on the sheep and he plays a key role in halter training the show team. In 2016 he was thrilled to lamb his first ewe, helping a lamb with a leg back, taking it all in his stride. 


Rosie & Ollie are Oscar's cousins living in Somerset and are a great help when they come to stay in the holidays. They have also been successful showing the Zwartbles in young handler classes and love nothing more than a cuddle with the lambs!



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