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The Scottish & Borders Lleyn Breeders Club squeezed in a Zoom Gathering before many settle in to lambing time. Over 40 participants, from Cornwall to Orkney, with all four nations represented signed in to listen to Debbie & Neil McGowan give their presentation about how and why they do what they do at Incheoch. They have recently been awarded Farmers Weekly Sheep Farmer of the Year so considered a well worthy watch by many hoping to learn something.
Club Secretary Paul Barrow notes that “there were breeders with a range of experience in the breed from some of the founding flocks right through to those who are just starting their journey with Lleyn sheep. I think everyone really enjoyed listening to the McGowan’s experiences with their sheep and I am sure it brought up some very happy memories for a number of people who joined”.
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He likes to finish as many as possible off grass and believes Lleyn lambs are under appreciated in this respect. Lleyn lambs consistently meet the market spec killing out between 19-22 kgs without going over fat but most importantly finishing of grass. Read more [HERE]