POLL DORSET SHEEP
Our Poll Dorset flock was established in 2010.
We keep them for Meat and Fleece. Dorset Rams make ideal terminal sires and can be used with many commercial breeds and crosses.
We lamb our Dorset Flock in March/April to ensure that they get the best of the summer grazing. This produces slow grown lambs who are pasture fed only.
Poll Dorset sheep are easy to handle, despite their size, and are a great choice for both smallholders and farmers.
Jack (Kennixton 'Union Jack') - a gentle giant
HISTORY OF THE POLL DORSET BREED
The Dorset Horn sheep is one of the earliest recorded breeds of British Sheep with the first Flock Book being established in 1892, and its adaptability was soon recognised world wide.
The Australians, noted for their shepherding skills, soon realised the potential of the sheep to improve their existing stock and imported the Dorset Horn. With their vast acreage and minimal management techniques the viability of producing a hornless Dorset was of prime interest. This they achieved and the Poll Dorset emerged to provide the sheep now so much in demand throughout the world.
In the mid 1950s a far sighted Dorset breeder, "Bunny" Lenthall, decided to investigate the potential of the Poll Dorset and, after a visit to Australia, returned with two stud rams. In the
The Dorsest Horn & Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders' Association first Patroness in 1892 was Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, and with this strong foundation it has grown world wide to promote the breed internationally via shows and the media to maintain the breeds profile.
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