Pictures of 2014 lambs can be seen on our facebook page
At the moment we are having problems uploading pictures of the 2014 lambs onto the website but hopefully the link will give an idea of the selection of lambs that we have available this year.
All lambs offered have completed their 2 primary Heptavac P+ vaccination doses. The flock is MV accredited. Delivery often possible depending on distance/location.
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2007 ewe lambs enjoying November sunshine
Thank you for visiting the website of the Redgate Zwartbles flock. We keep a flock of approximately 50 purebred zwartbles breeding ewes on our small low input grassland hill farm in the stunning south Shropshire/Welsh borders, in a less favoured area at 1100ft above sea level. We started our flock with a small number of ewes in 2004, increasing our flock in 2005 with purchases from a range of flocks, we have several ewes from the Mendip and Castel Howell flocks, also Berrington, Woodside, Hollystone, and more recently have purchased inlamb ewes from Bobet and Bunshill flocks. The senior ram used in the flock was kevin, a Barmoll bred ram, and we have retained some of his stock and those of his son and grandson, later purchases included rams from the following flocks, Oaktree, Beech Hay, Beeston and Bobet. We also use several of our homebred rams within the flock very successfully. We have sold ewes and tups to commercial flocks, small pedigree flocks as well as show flocks and pet homes(due to their wonderful friendly temperaments), we aim to be able to offer a good range of hardy sound correct stock for purchase from the farm and occassionally from breed sales.
Our flock is fully MV accreditated and Heptavac P+ vaccinated for buyer assurance.
In 2013 we exported 3 tups to Italy, whilst we are not a scrapie monitored flock we do use some group one genotype rams in the flock, we had 6 ram lambs tested for export and 4 were group ones and eligible for export. If interested in stock for export we can make enquiries about joint transport to France, and sometimes Germany, from where arrangements would need to be made for onward travel by the purchaser that comply with export regulations.
March 2014 Update. All the 2013 born ewe lambs offered have been sold, 2014 lambing is finishing and we have a good crop of lambs offered again this year with over 50 ewe lambs being born and some promising ram lambs. The majority of ewe lambs and selected tup lambs will be offered for sale from May onwards. We will be uploading pictures during April of this years lambs so please check back soon. If you would like more details or to arrange to view our stock please ring 01547 510263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shearling Redgate ewe zwartbles breed champion Minsterley Show 2011.
We have been pleased to have received considerable interest in breeding tup lambs over the few years, rams going to both pedigree and commercial use to produce breeding ewes.
We wish all our buyers success and enjoyment with their Redgate sheep.
FLEECES for spinning and felting, we have some shearling 2013 fleeces for sale, see fleece page if you would like to try out this versatile fleece which is both easy to spin and as a bonus is also an excellent fleece for feltmaking too. Please contact us if you would like to order a lambskin, they really do make beautiful rugs, with their large size being an additional bonus to the lovely colour, if we have orders early we can select the best pelts for tanning, the skins to be ready later in the year.
Half lamb, butchered, bagged and freezer ready - we are taking reservations for half /whole butchered lamb/hogget now (Jan 2014) to be ready during March. Please contact us if you would like to order, local delivery direct from Butchers or meet up locally possible when the lamb is ready. The lambs are butchered at butcher's in Clun, Shropshire, a half lamb is from 11kg upwards. You will need to allow at least one freezer draw in an upright freezer. Excellent texture, sweetness and flavour whilst being a leaner meat than most lamb, we recieve many complimentary comments from customers about the meat.
Here is a useful link to a range of tasty sounding lamb recipes - ideal for people who have purchased half a lamb as it includes recipes for all the cuts
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