The Breed The Scottish Blackface is one of Scotlandís 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. Read more about our blackface lamb.
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, blaeberries, 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.
Read about our traditional methods of rearing lamb and mutton, courtesy of the Restaurant Magazine.
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