Wellside Ryeland Sheep


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Stock from Championship lines for sale – tups, gimmers, lambs

Export facilities to enable veterinary procedures before transfer of stock from Scotland.

Ryeland sheep are the oldest breed of British sheep, having originated in the county of Hereford some 800 years ago. Ryeland wool has always been of very high quality, dense staple, much crimp, soft and light to handle. These sheep are a delight to own, perfect for smallholders.

Wellside was the home of Wellside Tammy Troot, Dennis the Menace, Fidget and Lochnagar, who have won multiple championships, and the next generation of stock. Wellside sheep have won Great Yorkshire Show championship on several occasions, and have been successful at the Royal Highland Show: been showing there since 1981! We have also been most fortunate to achieve top prices at the rare breed sales throughout the country: York, Melton Mowbray, RFBS sale and Carlisle. Most of our stock is sold privately.

Ryeland lamb grades well, being grass fed, quickly making condition. This good quality is much sought-after at market.

Our sheep are regularly drenched, wormed, fluked, vaccinated Heptavac-P-Plus system, Crovect and feet trimmed.

We would be delighted to meet and assist prospective flock owners and introduce to other breeders to encourage people to enjoy these beautiful sheep. Just owning these ovine characters gives us so much pleasure.