The farms run a 400 strong flock of sheep, which includes 350 breeding ewes. We buy in ewe lambs as breeding replacements. The herd tends to be a mixture of Welsh half-breds and Welsh mules and these are put to pedigree Texel tups.
The ewes generally lamb mid-march onwards. Once the ewes have lambed the lambs are naturally reared off grass and are not intensively fed.
We have found with this combination of breeding we get a lamb weight towards 19kg with a consistent grading of R or better.