Manx Loaghtan Sheep

These are the featured sheep of the conference, even though we also learn about other breeds in the group. Here is some information about them from a product tag from something made from their wool.

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We visited two different farms to see these sheep. Together they have about 1800 of this breed on the island. Another breeder has about 2000 and then there are some smaller flocks. Very beautiful sheep.

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Jenny Shepherd at Ballacosnahan Farm runs a program to encourage local small farmers to not use the same rams over and over again. She rents them rams from her group for 15 pounds ( about $20) per month. She keeps a wether in with them and says it seems to keep them all calmer!

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I have really enjoyed meeting and learning about these sheep whose name I couldn’t even pronounce before I came here! (Thanks to Nathalie Ketterle from Kollektion der Vielfalt for the last photo of rams).

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