A new breed to the UK, Highclose was one of the first farms to own Dutch Spotted Sheep. Our gimmers, imported in 2016 were not bred as we prefer to leave our youngsters to grow on well, but Dennis, our tup has sired some beautiful lambs this year for Myerscough College, Bilsborrow, near Preston.
We showed our shearlings in 2017 at Trawden Show and 'Dorothy' was the Champion Continental there.
Our own first purebred lambs arrived early in 2018, a very pleasing bunch. A good number of partbred lambs, first cross too to enterinto our upgrading programme.
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.