Archive Farm Features

View archive farm features highlight the Lleyn Sheep versatility in flocks and on farms throughout UK and Ireland

Producing What the Market Wants -terminal sire used over lleyn ewes - Doe Hill Morpeth READ MORE>>

Lleyn producing top quality Beltex x Texel prime lambs at Kinnerton Shropshire

Texel tups used on Lleyn ewes to produce cross-bred prime lambs - David Knowles, Cumbria READ MORE >>

Lleyn Proving Successful for Low-Input, High Out-Put System
Wills Estate, Rutland, Leicestershire Flock 1704 – Leighfield Lleyns READ MORE>>

The Lleyn Ewe Works Hard for Us
DJ & PS Hale, Kents Green Farm, Kents Green, Tibberton, Gloucestershire Flock 937 READ MORE>>

Lleyn Being Noticed on Marginal Land - Lleyn x Cheviot crosses W R & J Barron, The Deans Farm, Muggleswick, Consett, Co Durham READ MORE>>

Maximising the Value of Wether Lambs on an Upland Farm

PE Dixon, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria Flock 2802 READ MORE>>

Beltex & Lleyn in Perfect Harmony Anthony & Jane Williams, Llwyncelyn Farm, Llywel, Trecastle READ MORE>>

Producing Quality Rams on a Mixed Family Farm - DT Jones, Bryn-Rhydd, Edern, Pwllheli, Flock 2339 READ MORE>>

Alister Watson, Lockerbie, Flock 2326, Lleyn flock of breeding sheep is key to this progressive young farmer success. READ MORE>>

Using Lleyn to Produce a LleynTex Female for a Commercial Closed Flock, Jacob Anthony, T Anthony & Sons, Cwm Risca Farm, Tondu, Bridgend READ MORE>>

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Glynllifon Flock 2577  READ MORE>>

Fallen in Love with the Lleyn - Flock 2567,Darren and Sarah Searle are first generation farmers who started off with sheep as a hobby, but it has now become a serious enterprise

Lleyn with a commercial Focus in North Devon -  Robin and Emma were really delighted with the outstanding performance and maternal attributes that their Lleyn has demonstrated. READ MORE>>

Striving for Success in Ireland 
Alan McDonald, Ormston House, Killeigh, Co Offaly Flock 1852,  what he is doing and his success doesn’t just happen by accident. No stone is left unturned in his constant search for improvement.

The Lleyn Ticks all the boxes for Young Couple Bethan sums up with “The Lleyn is an ewe which we can both handle, she produces marketable lambs and she provides us with the additional option of selling replacements easily.  The Lleyn ticks all the boxes for us” READ MORE>>

Performance on Pastures New
"Profitability in sheep farming is always determined by the number of lambs available for sale" This was the light bulb moment that led David to search for a prolific breed. READ MORE>>

Dan Jones Great Orm My time as a shearer taught me that there are variations within breeds. It was important to me to select what I would call traditional breed types. 340 Lleyn of a medium size were chosen with a good tight coat to help keep out the winter weather .READ MORE>>

Lleyn punching above their weight  Lleyn are definitely punching above their weight
by making more profit in terms of lamb production and grazing per acre.


Lleyn - Making Financial Sense Jo Nolan, Kilconnor, Fenagh, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow Farmers of the 21st century are entrepreneurs required to put a flexible and workable setup in place on their farms. The success of their farms rests squarely on their shoulders and more and more success is measured in terms of profit and loss. READ MORE>>

The Modern Malling Flock uses Lleyn Gold and Twitter. We have always maintained a lot of records, birth weights, 21week weights, ewe condition scores, lambing difficulties etc. so when Lleyn Gold came along it was an easy decision to sign up to the scheme. READ MORE>>

Carving out a True Lleyn Fergal Leonard, Offaly, Ireland. Flock 2830 Working a full-time job, the Lleyn really suited Fergal’s work-life balance as they are low input and low labour. The maternal traits of the Lleyn with milk and great mothering ability makes lambing short READ MORE>>

Making more from less: the Lleyn + Hampshire Down combo
If you would like to improve your sheep unit’s efficiency, then Mike and Marie Williams have a dual solution. Introducing the Lleyn as their flock damline has enabled them to establish a
closed flock resulting in output improving by over 20% and minimising health risks.
Furthermore, introducing high genetic merit Hampshire Down rams to the bottom end of the
flock has proved complementary, helping to produce faster finishing lambs for an earlier