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Lleyn Sheep Society News

The Rise of the Lleyn


Surveys have been commissioned by relevant bodies including the MLC, MAFF and now DEFRA and EBLEX. The surveys have been sent out as postal questionnaires directly to sheep keepers in 1971, 1987, 1996, 2003. The results of the most recent survey in 2012 have now been released having undergone analysis.

The Lleyn has continued to increase in numbers, with about half a million ewes found in 2012. Half were mated pure and the rest to a variety of ram breeds. Lleyn rams were mated to half a million ewes. The Lleyn is now the largest non-hill breed in Britain.  [Read More]


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