Native Breed Sheep

Traditional and self-reliant

We keep Hebridean, Wiltshire Horn and other rare breeds which thrive on grazing young woodlands, as well as tracks and pastures across the farm.

They help maintain the condition of our pastures by thinning out the undergrowth in our woodland areas which reduces mowing requirements and our fossil fuel usage.

Traditional native breeds, known for the full flavour of their meat, Hebrideans and Wiltshires are also naturally good at looking after themselves. They give birth easily and lambs are born with a thick coat to protect them from the elements. They need very little input and grow well on a 100% pasture diet, producing nutritious meat with exceptional flavour.

Click here to find out more about the Hebridean breed.

Click here to find out more about the Wiltshire Horn breed.

We also have other rare breeds in order to help maintain and protect them, including Norfolk Horn, Shetland, Kerry Hill and White Faced Dartmoor. These also produce very good quality meat.