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Fuzzy Ewe Farm, LLC

Heritage Leicester Longwools


ABOUT US

Who We Are:

At Fuzzy Ewe Farm, we are focused on conservation and sustainability.  Leicester Longwools are a conservation breed listed as threatened in the U.S. and Europe. You can find more information about Leicester Longwools and other heritage breeds on The Livestock Conservancy website.  We are active members of both The Livestock Conservancy and the Leicester Longwool Breeders Association where we also serve on the Board of Directors.

Leicester Longwool History

Leicester Longwools were originally bred by Robert Bakewell in the mid-1700s.  Mr. Bakewell was the pioneer of selective breeding and became famous for his techniques.  His intent was to select characteristics for a triple purpose breed (dairy, meat and wool).  The result was a strong-boned, barrel-shaped "table top" breed of sheep that were high-quality producers of all three.  Leicester Longwools are also very friendly and easy to manage making them suitable for shepherds with small children and other pets.


Find out more about Robert Bakewell through the following links:

Iowa State

Britannica

BBC UK

Linda Hall Library

Meet Some of Our Animals


Ren & Roy

Stud Llama & Gelding

We have a very small herd of registered llamas.  They guard the sheep from predators ad add an incredible amount of enjoyment to our farm.

Lambs

Leicester Longwools

Every year we have 10-20 lambs.  These animals are available as pedigreed yearlings the following year.

Rams

Kermit the Leicester Longwool

We keep several different rams to add diversity to the gene pool.  Kermit is a fan favorite!