I have been asked what are the best sheep to breed for meat. I have read that for best meat production, consider fast-growing breeds with good carcasses. Generally, medium to large breeds are good for meat. My husband felt that downland breeds such as Texel or Suffolk are best sheep breeds for meat. I asked … Read more
On 31st December 2009 the new electronic tagging rules for sheep came into force. This means that; Sheep must now be electronically tagged when being identified for the first time. If sheep are to be slaughtered wintin 12 months of age then the sheep can have a single non electronic tag. Record keeping of individual … Read more
North Country Mules have the following characteristics: Speckled heads and legs. Long wool. Hardy breed. Prolific lambers. Good mothering ability.