It seems I wasn’t alone in finding the story about the sheep identity parade amusing.
Colin Shelbourn, resident cartoonist at award-winning local newspaper The Westmorland Gazette, was tickled enough to produce a cartoon on the subject, which made the paper’s front page.
You can see the result on his webpage. There don’t appear to be any links to individual cartoons, so currently it’s the second one down, dated 14 November 2013. It’s great fun, if a little baa-rmy.