Blackface Lamb

The breed the Scottish Blackface is one of Scotland’s oldest breeds of sheep. Over the centuries it has adapted to a self-sufficient life in hefted flocks on the hill. The wool is used to make hard wearing tweeds. They lead a natural healthy life in fantastic Scottish scenery.

Natural Cycle:... Our ewes lamb in late April and early May out on the hill. The ewes and lambs remain there until the last week of August enjoying the diverse moorland vegetation of heather, blueberries, mosses and grasses. By this stage the best lambs will have reached a carcass weight of 16-18 kg and are ideal for the table.

The lambs that are not up to weight at this stage go down onto lowland grass pastures. The best of these are then selected for despatch each month until March.

When our Lamb is available;

June only – Milk-fed Lamb
August to Easter – Blackface Lamb
All year – 5 year-old mutton

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