Highclose Dutch Spotted Sheep

We've gone Spotty!


The Spotties!  A new breed to the UK, Highclose was one of the first farms to own Dutch Spotted Sheep.  We introduced a few gimmer lambs in 2016, imported from Holland and our first pedigree lambs were born in February and March 2018.  Dennis, our tup has sired a number of part-bred lambs for both ourselves and for Myerscough College, Bilsborrow.  These lambs are eligible for the DSS upgrading programme.


We showed our shearlings in 2017 at Trawden Show and Dorothy was Champion Continental.


We don't show that often, we are very busy with other things, but at Royal Lancashire in July 2018 we took a group along and our results in the "any other non-native breed" classes were as follows:

              1st aged/ shearling Ram with Dennis
              3rd Ram Lamb
              2nd Ewe Lamb 
              2nd shearling ewe
              3rd shearling ewe
              2nd aged ewe
              2nd Group of 3
                       Dennis overall Reserve Champion



Contact us about the Spotties at HighcloseDSS@gmail.com


More photos to be posted soon


Dennis - Dutch Spotted Ram


Highclose Lleyn Sheep

We have been breeding pedigree Lleyn sheep for a number of years.  Tight skinned, white faced, milky ewes with few lambing problems, these sheep are grass fed for the table and the result is a lovely, lean, sweet tasting meat. 


Late in 2017, due to family illness most of our flock was sold, but we have kept a core number of good ewes ready for building our flock back up if we are able to do so.



Highclose and Caphouse Dales ponies work closely together to look after and breed quality ponies with substance and type.  Highclose is situated on the edge of Burnley in East Lancashire, 1 mile from junction 10 of the M65 and Caphouse can be found at Flockton, near Wakefield not far from the M1 and M62.

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