The Exlana is a new breed of sheep, developed with the aim of improving welfare and reducing management time and inputs. It is a hair sheep that sheds its wool naturally in the spring and so it does not need sheering or dagging. It does not require routine chemical treatment for fly-strike, and does not get cast on its back or stuck in brambles like woolly sheep. For more information on Exlanas visit www.exlana.co.uk/exlana
Exlana sheep are very easy lambing and well suited to lambing outdoors. For years we have lambed over 350 ewes (including over 100 ewe lambs) and rarely intervene in more than 2 or 3 lambings per year. However good conformation is also important! Our carcasses are predominantly R grades with maybe 10-20% U grades. We regularly wean lambs in July with an average weight of 35-39kg, having had no feed other than grass.
Exlana sheep suit many situations:
- Farmers looking to reduce inputs and management costs whilst improving sheep welfare.
- Organic and extensive systems where sheep are difficult to handle or supervise closely.
- Outdoor lambing.
- Farmers who find it difficult to get reliable local shearers.
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We sell breeding ram lambs and ewe lambs in August and September, so please contact us before then if you are interested in breeding stock.