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Penycaeau Farm - Zwartbles

Zwartbles

Our Zwartbles flock

We keep a lovely flock of MV accredited pedigree Zwartbles sheep (ZSA flock 801). The perfect smallholder's sheep, lovely fleece and delicious lamb!

Zwartbles sheep are beautiful and elegant, with their striking black fleece and white markings. The breed characteristics are:

  • Easy lambing
  • Prolific and milky ewes, often producing twins and also able to successfully raise triplets
  • Excellent mothers
  • Fast growing
  • Naturally tame
  • Producing a lean and sweet carcass
  • The ideal smallholder's sheep

Our flock was founded on a number of prizewinning ewes and ewe lambs and our original 'Brace' stock ram was the first prize winner at the Worcester Zwartbles sale in August 2011.  We breed all our own replacement ewes, but introduce new blood lines via replacement rams when necessary.

Penycaeau Farm - ZwartblesShows

Our Zwartbles are regular prizewinners at County level agricultural shows and at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. If you would like to see our sheep please do get in touch to arrange a visit to Pen Y Caeau Farm. We would love to see you.

 

Sheep for Sale

Two well marked ewes born March 2017 and in lamb breeding ewes are currently available.  You can purchase with confidence from our MV accredited, hardy flock.  Many prize winners amongst our ewes and rams!

Ewe lambs born in 2018 will be available from August.  

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