Highclose Dutch Spotted Sheep

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.

 

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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