When the weather is as lovely as its been this month it is the best time here at Pen y Wyrlod Farm. We've been lambing for three weeks and now nearly a hundred little black lambs are racing around the fields as their mothers bleat for them to return. Our lambs are mainly born outside but some … Continue reading It’s all kicking off here
Down here at Black Welsh Lamb we are relieved to have a barn full of hay to see us through the winter. Being grass-fed means that we have to rely more than most people on a good store, as we can't fall back on cereal-based feeds if the hay runs out. Haymaking; a hugely romantic, … Continue reading All In
So what’s so special about Black Welsh Lamb?
We are often asked what it is that makes our lamb so special, or at least different to other products. To be honest, it is hard to know where to start: We aim to produce the tastiest, most tender, natural meat by the most sustainable means and with the least impact on the World. … Continue reading So what’s so special about Black Welsh Lamb?
Pasture for Life
We take producing pasture-fed lamb very seriously here at Black Welsh Lamb and are delighted to be one of very few pasture-fed accredited farms in Wales. Whereas on the face of it you might expect most sheep to be pasture fed, this is far from the truth. The difficulties of raising sheep on a mixed … Continue reading Pasture for Life
The summer’s coming to an end .. autumn is beginning and our ewes are on the best grass, preparing for tupping and the start of another farming year. The rams, all too aware of the time of year, are peeping through the hedges in keen anticipation. There are around four hundred bales of our meadow … Continue reading Summer’s End……
New Star Ram Makes his Entrance
Our search for a new ram is over. Meet Allt y Brain Leroy (not our choice of name!) who arrived at the farm last weekend from a beautiful farm deep in the Breconshire Countryside. He is in quarantine for a couple of weeks, as any new stock has to be, but he is less than … Continue reading New Star Ram Makes his Entrance