Texel tups used on Lleyn ewes to produce cross-bred prime lambs

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Using a Texel on about a third of the farm’s pedigree Lleyn flock provides cross-bred prime lambs, breeding ewes and has real benefits in added flexibility for pedigree breeding says Lake District farmer, David Knowles. [Read More]

Perthshire Farmers Recognised for Dedication to Performance Recording in Scotland

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A Perthshire farming couple have been congratulated by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) this week for their longstanding commitment to raising awareness of the importance of performance recording in Scotland.

Neil and Debbie McGowan, who farm at Incheoch near Alyth, were presented with the Johnston Carmichael Trophy at NSA Highland Sheep in recognition of their dedication to improving their flock through the use of EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values).  Click [Here] to read more.

Society Encourages Breeders

to Record Ewe Performance

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See pages 95 - 100 in the 2015 Handbook

or see webpage [Here]

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Want to know what the Livestock Event

is all about?

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The 2015 National Lleyn Sheep Competition

is getting nearer!

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The competition takes place

from 11am on Wednesday 8th July

the results and presentation will take place at 2pm

Click [Here] for more information

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EVENTS the Society is attending:

NSA Northern Ireland, Ballymena

Monday 6th July


Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham

including the

National Lleyn Sheep Competition

Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th July


Great Yorkshire Show

Tuesday 14th July


Royal Welsh Show

Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd July


Please do come along and visit us.

The Geldard Family

take the title at the Royal Highland

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See the full results [Here]

Sheep breeders at forefront

of roundworm study

Ed Collins.jpgA new way of measuring roundworm resistance pioneered by Lleyn sheep breeders could have widespread benefits for commercial lamb producers.

Commercial flock masters could benefit from harnessing the genetics of the Lleyn sheep – with bloodlines selected because they offer built-in resistance to roundworm, according to early results from a ground-breaking scientific study.  Click [Here] to read more.

The Kennedy Family takes the

Championship at BALMORAL

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See results [Here]

More photos available shortly

Kingsbridge based flock wins Most Improved Signet Recorded Flock Award for the Lleyn breed


Click [Here] to read more