In the fall of 2013, we had the opportunity to purchase a small group of purebred Clun Forest ewes and rams as part of a dispersal. We saw this as an opportunity to breed and raise some of our own rams, as well as offer purebred rams raised in a commercial environment to other producers.
Clun Forest sheep are a maternal breed, known for excellent mothering and medium prolificacy. They are well suited to grass based production. They have a narrow head and shoulders which helps contribute to their ease of lambing and makes the rams a good option for breeding to ewe lambs. Clun Forest sheep are also known for their excellent fleece qualities.
For more information on Clun Forest sheep, check out these links:
Canadian Sheep Breeders Association: http://sheepbreeders.ca/breed_profiles/clun_forest.html
North American Clun Forest Association: http://www.clunforestsheep.org/
Alberta Sheep Breeders Association: http://www.albertasheepbreeders.ca/Clun_Forest.html