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heft

Irish name for ovine illthrift.
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Her counsel, Guy Adams, said the cull of hefted sheep - 6,000 healthy beasts have already been slaughtered - would have serious environmental consequences for the Beacons.
Eight-year-old Anne Maher carefully hefted the 15-pound rocket launcher to her shoulder and listened carefully as the Seabee explained how it worked.
We have received a number of calls from farmers worried that if they move sheep from hefted flocks to lowland tack they will not be able to move them back, " said Peter Davies, the union's Carmarthenshire area officer.
AMONG the thousands of sheep culled on the Brecon Beacons during the foot-andmouth outbreak were many hefted flocks.