Ryelands look like giant teddy bears and are almost as docile. They have a friendly intelligent easy going nature and will follow their owners anywhere especially if there is bribery on offer. They aren't fussy eaters if its edible they'll eat it. They are very efficient and effective lawnmowers.

Ryelands produce a highly rated quality meat and an excellent soft fleece, valued greatly by handspinners.

Whilst being easy to pen up, adult ryelands are BIG sheep and aren't over fussy as to who's feet the stand on . They are reasonably heavy but normally pretty easy to handle.

In truth we believe ryelands are not neccessarily a breed of sheep to be taken lightly, they cannot just be thrown in a field and left to their own devices. They do require a certain ammount of knowledge, experience and careful watching, especailly at lambing time when they may need some assistance.

We run a small flock of white ryelands (not coloured) from bloodlines such as Sheilhope, Hardgate, Hawthorns and Wellside. Most of our breeding ewes are now home bred with a few generations of daughters and grand daughters to their credit. Our current stock rams are Ebor Saucerer plus Jacksmere Nod and a Wink.

All our stock are registered with the Ryeland Flock Book Society Ltd.

We are due to start lambing end of Jan 2014. So we should have weaned stock for sale from August 2014.

If you have any questions about our stock for sale etc, please email me on barney@jacksmerepurebreeds.co.uk or call me on 07734 106107.