Sheep breeders’ group first open day

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A group for local breeders of the Lleyn variety of sheep is to hold its first open day this weekend.

The North and East of England Lleyn Sheep Breeders Group holds the event at Holme Farm, Kelby, between Grantham and Sleaford on Sunday.

The event will start at 10.30am.

The site is home to a flock of 500 Lleyn ewes, with 200 pure bred to provide replacements and pedigree females for sale.

The open day is free to attend and will include a tour of the sheep, taking in some cattle along the way, a demonstration on what to look for in ram lambs, and a stock judging competition.

Daniel Rowbottom, livestock manager, said the event is educational in nature and aimed at people interested in Lleyn sheep.

He said: “It’s to promote the breed of sheep, to give people more information about what we do, how we farm, and what we 
produce.”

A barbecue will also be provided on the day, but booking is essential.

Call Mr Rowbottom on 07812 858893 for more information and to book your place.