Willie Aiken and his father John farm at Carlophill Farm near Penicuik.¬† They have 1000 acres from 900 ‚Äď 1700ft, ranging from wet heather hills down to peat and clay fields which are better suited to a dry summer.¬† ‚ÄúWe get a lot of rain in this part of the world‚ÄĚ states Willie.¬† They farm 930 Lleyn and Lleyn cross ewes which are all put to the Lleyn ram for early April lambing as part of this commercial system. ¬†Alongside the sheep they farm 190 Saler cows. ¬†Willie states that he wants a life. Therefore the livestock have to work around him so that he can have a life at the weekends. Click [Here] to read more.
Are you participating the the new performance recording scheme with the Society - Lleyn Gold?
1. Don't forget¬†to weigh your lambs at eight week old.
Heather 079666 99930 or email [Here]
A basic performance recording scheme to help improve flock efficiency. ¬†Available free of charge to all members of the Lleyn Sheep Society
Click [Here] to see the full list of results
Entries close 30th May
Download the LIVESTOCK EVENT LEAFLET [Here]
Lleyn Sheep Society members please note - Roxan Tags are offering you a deal. Double Tags from 69p/tag. You can request a sample pack free of charge by following this link¬†http://www.roxan.co.uk/samplepack¬†or contact 01750 724110
Breeders, please do not forget when ordering your¬†2016 Ewe Lamb tags.
To meet Society requirements, you must include your Society flock number and year of birth (16) on the secondary tags.
The style of tag shown is for example only. ¬†You may use the style of tag which best suits your system.
The Wales Federation of Young Farmers Club are delighted to be working in Partnership with the Lleyn Sheep Society ahead of this year's Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. ¬†Wales YFC annually holds a stock judging competition for sheep, cattle, pigs and ponies. ¬†This year, the Competition Committee have decided that the sheep breed for 2016 will be the Lleyn Sheep.
To help the competitors prepare for the competition please see the Breed Characteristics¬†[Here]
The Lleyn Shop webpage has been updated. ¬†New for 2016 are caps and cotton bags with the logo on.
Click¬†[Here] to brown the goods available.
Pictured above is Edward Adamson, Northern Ireland Breeders Club Chairman and Society Promotions Officer Heather Stoney-Grayshon with the certificate and bottle of champagne awarded to the Society for their stand in the indoor stand competition at Balmoral Show. ¬†Well done and thank you to all who helped including Declan Mullen who supplied the sheep.
The SheepWatch UK Conference which will focus on dog attacks on sheep takes place on 3rd June at Loughbrough
The event is open to all farmers and smallholders. ¬†They especially want to hear about experiences of dog attacks to help them get the message across to dog owners.
Click [Here] for more information
The National Sheep Association (NSA) has welcomed new movement reporting rules for farmers in England as ‚Äėa step in the right direction‚Äô and urges all sheep keepers to consider how to make the most of them over the coming months.
Click [Here] to read in full
The 2016 Lleyn Sheep Society Handbook is out now! ¬†All members of the Society will automatically receive a copy in the post.
¬†Click [Here] to find out more