North Ronaldsay


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North Ronaldsay

a breed of sheep kept on the island of North Ronaldsay, close to the Orkney Isles. It has an extraordinary susceptibility to primary copper poisoning. It ordinarily subsists on a diet of seaweed which has a low content of copper and molybdenum and a high content of zinc. Exposure to normal terrestrial herbage may cause fatal copper poisoning.
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As well as donkeys, the " school is home to a breeding flock of six rare North Ronaldsay Sheep and is expecting some new arrivals next month.
In sheep, breed can also play a role as North Ronaldsay, Texel, Suffolk and a number of short-wool breeds are more susceptible to the effects of copper toxicity.
There are no polling stations on 13 Orkney islands, including Sanday, North Ronaldsay and Eday.
In 1740 the ship was wrecked, with much loss of life, off the Scottish Orkney Island of North Ronaldsay.
The initial exhibition route for the scheme would take in the isles of Rousay, Shapinsay, Eday, Stronsay, Sanday, and Westray with the subsequent addition of the most distant northern islands of North Ronaldsay and Papa Westray.
Remote North Ronaldsay, in the Orkney Islands, now has fewer than 70 residents.
Chedham's Yard in Wellesbourne was voted the nation's favourite in a nail-biting live final, and the Warwickshire site beat off competition from Watts Gallery at Compton in Surrey and Dennis Head Old Beacon, North Ronaldsay, in Orkney.
More than 50 old cars were loaded on to the North Ronaldsay ferry and shipped to the Orkney mainland for scrap.
Meme, a part rare breed North Ronaldsay, will meet and greet visitors to the farm park's decorative Santa's grotto, which is open until Christmas.
He travels north to the Orkney Islands, where the world's largest dry-stone wall (13 miles long) was built to keep the strange seaweed-eating sheep of North Ronaldsay on the beach.
This time we headed for the island of North Ronaldsay.

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