November 08, 2020
The Lleyn is a medium sized ewe which originates on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, having been low in numbers until the early 1980s, recent years have seen it become one ofthe most popular maternal breeds in the UK.
This all white breed with a fine bone structure and narrow head is noted for its prolificacy with flocks regularly achieving lambing percentages of above 180%, with Lleyn ewes easily capable of rearing twins.
When crossed to terminal sire breeds the resulting lambs are easily able to meet the demands of the modern meat trade. Lleyn rams are also used to inject hybrid vigour to flocks of other breeds in order to increase lamb numbers and breed female replacements.
Pictures provided by Lleyn Sheep SocietyFor more information visit:UK - Lleyn Sheep Societyhttps://www.lleynsheep.com/USA - no association available
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