Willie Aiken and his father John farm at Carlophill Farm near Penicuik.Â They have 1000 acres from 900 â 1700ft, ranging from wet heather hills down to peat and clay fields which are better suited to a dry summer.Â âWe get a lot of rain in this part of the worldâ states Willie.Â 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. Â Alongside the sheep they farm 190 Saler cows. Â 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.
Robert Clarke, Sandmount, Brittas Bay, County Wicklow Flock 2103
The first crop of Lleyn-Charollais cross lambs in 2010 proved to be a great success and George was âvery impressedâ with the offspring, bringing the best traits from both breeds. Read more [Here]
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Are you participating the the new performance recording scheme with the Society - Lleyn Gold?
1. Don't forgetÂ to weigh your lambs at eight week old.
Heather 079666 99930 or email [Here]
A basic performance recording scheme to help improve flock efficiency. Â Available free of charge to all members of the Lleyn Sheep Society