Scottish blackface


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Scottish blackface

a breed of carpetwool and meat sheep with a black or pied face. From northern England and Scotland.
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Scottish blackface sheep.By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
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Thirty-four of the eggs developed sufficiently for the scientists to insert them into Scottish blackface ewes.
While many other donations with a Scottish theme have already been received, the organisers are keeping their fingers crossed for a Highlander or a Scottish Blackface, two breeds synonymous with Scotland.
Future options for parasite control range from vaccination (not proven) to genetic screening for resistance, though this is likely to be breed specific, such as the Scottish Blackface.
She already has Scottish Blackface and was looking for some other breed to complement them and interest visitors
Many have their own names and distinct characters: as well as Florence, there's Tommy the onehorned rescued ram, Tilly the Welsh ewe, Gordon the Scottish Blackface tup and Bernie the "ugly" Southdown, given to Helen by Ioan as a birthday gift.
These new members include: John Carruthers, The Silloans, renowned Scottish Blackface Breeder that farms on the Otterburn MOD training area; Jack Arnott, Haymount, Kelso best known in the Borders and further afield with his father Tom for their Haymount Pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd and Craig Ridley, Haltcliffe, Wigton, Cumbria whom also along with his father Matt has had well documented success with Haltcliffe Pedigree Limousins and Texels under the motto Haltcliffe - where muscle is bred on, not fed on.
The latter shouldn't have been a problem: at home Geraint keeps a wide range of breeds, including Scottish Blackface, Suffolk Mules, Rouge, Blue Du Maine and Wiltshire Horn.
For example Bobby Lennox, who runs a 300-ewe Scottish Blackface flock on an exposed hill unit in West Dumbartonshire, has proved that performance recording has cumulative and permanent benefits since adopting the Sheepbreeder scheme more than a decade ago.
There has, however, been a fall in ewe numbers in the three main hill breeds - Scottish Blackface, Swaledale and Welsh Mountain.
Much loved and respected partner for 38 years of Sandra Bain and adored by Border Terriers Elphin and Impi, long--time Rumenco Consultant for Scotland and Ireland and a past president of both the Scottish Blackface Sheep Breeders Association and the North Country Cheviot Sheep Society, special friend and mentor to many-- a kind, wise and honourable man who will be greatly missed.
Sheep are a regular subject - not surprising given the farm's eclectic collection: as well as Welsh Mountain and Charmoise ewes, they have a few Beltex, Herdwick, Rough Fell and Scottish Blackface sheep.
Apart from his award-winning quality beef, Steve is also well known for his herd of Scottish Blackface sheep.

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