Ryelands look like giant teddy bears and are almost as docile. They have a friendly intelligent easy going nature and will follow their owners anywhere especially if there is bribery on offer. They aren't fussy eaters, if its edible they'll eat it. They are very efficient and effective lawnmowers.
Ryelands produce a highly rated quality meat and an excellent soft fleece, valued greatly by handspinners.
Whilst being easy to pen up, adult ryelands are big sheep and aren't over fussy as to who's feet they stand on. They are reasonably heavy but normally pretty easy to handle.
In truth we believe ryelands are not neccessarily a breed of sheep to be taken lightly, they cannot just be thrown in a field and left to their own devices. They do require a certain amount of knowledge, experience and careful watching, especailly at lambing time when they may need some assistance. They are also very prone to blow fly strike, so must be treated with a good preventative and kept an eye on in Spring, Summer and early Autumn.
We run a small flock of white ryelands from bloodlines such as Ebor, Hawthorns, Hardgate, Sheilhope and Wellside. Most of our breeding ewes are now home bred with a few generations of daughters and grand daughters to their credit. Our current stock rams are Hawthorns Vino and Crosswell Vincent.
All our stock are registered with the Ryeland Flock Book Society Ltd.
Stock for sale.
We started lambing 3rd Feb 2018. So we should have weaned stock for sale from August 2018.
We do have for sale a 2013 registered white Ryeland ewe with male and female twin lambs at foot. Lambs eligible for registration. Price £200 the family (in other words ewe and twin lambs).
There will be other sets of ewes (varying in age) with lamb or lambs at foot. Please ring or email for details etc.
If you have any questions about our stock for sale etc, please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 07734 106107.