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Jacob sheep were first established in the UK in the 17th centuary as a fashionable and attractive parkland breed.
We keep our jacobs for both breeding and lamb boxes. The good stock are registered as pedigree and are either kept for us to breed from or sold at the pedigree society sales.
Jacob and jacob cross lamb has a wonderful flavour which is perfect for our lamb boxes.
Herdwick sheep were first established in the UK in the 12th centenary although believed to have originated in Scandinavia, the Herdwick has developed over the centauries on the Lake District fells. The Herdwick is regarded as the most hardy of all British sheep breeds and survive on the highest ground.
We keep our Herdwicks for both meat and their wool. The Herdwicks mature slower than other breeds and this slow matured meat has an exquisite flavour. I also use the Herdwick wool to felt with.
North Country Cheviot sheep were first established in the UK in the 18th centaury. It is both thrifty and hardy and particularly suited to grassy hills and uplands. Its crisp, lustrous wool is one of the most versatile in the British wool clip.
We keep our Cheviots to produce the traditional Scotch Half Bred breeding sheep. To achieve this we cross the Cheviot ewe with a Border Leicester tup. The female offspring are sold on for breeding and the males are sold at market as a butcher's lamb.
Border Leicester sheep were first established in the UK in the 18th centaury. they are a large hornless sheep, valued as a crossing sire on smaller hill and upland breeds to produce quality halfbreds.