Over the past 10 years the Lleyn breed has caught the eye of many farmers, and now Lleyn sheep can be found almost all over Britain, and now one of the fastest growing breeds in UK.
Farmers soon find that the Lleyn ewe is a perfect sheep, quiet in nature, prolific and has great maternal instincts. The Lleyn fits in to many situations and its versatility suits both lowland and upland grazing. It is probably one of the most successful breeds of sheep in providing for today’s consumer requirements.
The Lleyn ewe is hardy and exceptionally thrifty and her lambs have a tremendous get-up-and-go attitude, searching hard for milk as soon as they are born. Again, the breed's harsh native background has led to the development of a sheep that thrives on poor pastures and requires only modest amounts of feed in the run-up to lambing and whilst suckling.
The Texel sheep originated from the Isle of Texel off the coast of The Netherlands early in the nineteenth century. The Texel has primarily been developed as probably one of the most successful on providing for today’s consumer requirements, a meat breed but its native environment has endowed it with invaluable commercial traits.
A truly hardy breed the Texels have shown that they are capable of withstanding the rigours of the Scottish winter without any hardship.
By breeding Lleyn and Texel crosses, Bolfracks ensures that ewes are productive, easy care and can fatten all lambs from grass.
Bolfracks lamb is currently sold through Highland Glen producers of Aberfeldy for meat production. The meat can be purchased from outlets supplied by McIntosh Donald of Aberdeen