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Small Farmer

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Bedfordshire
Re: hebridean sheep questions
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 11:45:55 pm »
He's an acquired taste!  OH finds it hard to stay on the yard with him
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: hebridean sheep questions
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2012, 12:20:59 am »
I'm all for the old breeds, and slow matured grass-fed mutton - but I do have to say that spring Charollais lamb is as sweet, succulent and tasty as you could ever wish.  :yum:  And I also agree that it's a fab sheep for crossing - easy lambing, lively lambs full of get-up-and-go, grow well, always weigh more than they look.  Only one problem really, they can have such a thin fleece the lambs may be almost bare, so jackets may be needed in wet weather.
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