Obituaries: Eric Halsall

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Further to Joy Corbett's obituary of Eric Halsall [25 October], we at Farming Books and Videos were also beneficiaries of Eric's enthusiasm and dedication to sheepdog trialling, writes Roger Smith.

In 1985 he suggested that H. Glyn Jones would be the ideal author for a sheepdog training book. The resulting publication, A Way of Life, has become the world's leading manual on the topic. Eric then threw himself into three training videos prepared with Glyn Jones and showed on them the deep knowledge and delightful sense of fun to which Corbett refers.

In the past six months, despite ill-health, he committed himself to a complete revision of his delightful book Sheepdogs, My Faithful Friends, now published and a testimony to his passionate devotion to the subject.