Lleyn in Southern Ireland
When Seamus was asked why he thought the Lleyn worked so well for him, he answered "They lamb easily , they produce more lambs than the other hill breeds, they are very docile and placid. They are very good on their feet and seem to be very resistant to worms. In other words they do exactly as it say on the tin!!" [More]
Three pronged solution to maximising output from reduced inputs
Pure Lleyns + Hampshire Down cross lambs + forage management
“Since we decided to swap our crossbred ewes for a closed flock of pure Lleyns in the late 1990s we’ve been able to virtually double stocking rate to six ewes per acre and flushing is no longer required. The number of pure Lleyn lambs reared from ewes put to the ram has increased by 20% to 185% in 2013, and just 3.5% of the flock scanned barren,” Matt explains. “We’ve a new income stream selling pure performance recorded shearling Lleyn ewes to commercial producers, whilst our Hampshire Down cross lambs are finishing off grazed grass at an average 20 weeks to 19kg target weight and grading within the U, R specification.” [More]
Lleyn at its best in a Commercial System
For me the Lleyn ewe is the most efficient and economical sheep I have ever come across, she is prolific and produces the right sort of lamb for today's market and that will do for me. [More]
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from the Lleyn Sheep Society
Dr Dai Morris wins the prestigious
John Gittins Memorial Award
Presented to Dai for his services to the Welsh sheep industry by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. Dr Morris will be awarded this week at the Welsh Winter Fair. Congratulations from the Lleyn Sheep Society. Click [Here] to read full details
S4C TV (Freesat 120 or Sky 134) will show a feature on Dai on Monday 5th January 2015, 9.30pm as part of the Ffermio programme.
The Lleyn Sheep Society Facebook page goes live.
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EID INFORMATION SITE GOES LIVE
A website offering sheep farmers information and advice on EID technology is now up and running. The site is part of a £1million scheme run by Hybu Cig Cymru/Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) aimed at encouraging farmers to make use of EID. The project is also offering funding to sheep farmers willing to complete a series of questionnaires on their experiences of flock recording. The first 1,500 participants will receive £500 to spend on recording equipment and farm management software. Visit the new site, and find out more about the scheme, here