The ultimate fleece shedding, low maintenance, prime lamb sheep breed. Specifically bred for ease of lambing, low input costs and maximum meat production
Take the stress out of shepherding, use Easy Care. The future of sheep farming
The Easy Care Sheep is a revolutionary breed of sheep which requires minimal shepherding and veterinary care, sheds its fleece in the summer, does not need shearing and yet offers excellent meat yields and lambing ratios. The fleece is kempy, leaving a dense hair covered in lanolin. The shed fleece rapidly decomposes as a natural soil conditioner. The breed seldom succumbs to heat stress yet the dense nature of their fleece means they can withstand harsh weather.
The ewes seldom require assistance at lambing. They have strong maternal instincts, are milky and will rear their lambs without human intervention.
The breed is a well-established commercial sheep with flocks of 1,000’s all over the UK, yet it is also an ideal sheep for the small holder. The rams can be used over other breeds to remove the wool. In three to four crosses the fleece should be shedding, this is ideal for hefted flocks as it means the flock remains on the hill yet acquires the benefits of the fleece shedding coat.
The breed is proving extremely popular and successful with breeders in today's farming environment. The Easy Care Sheep Society was formed to promote this wonderful breed and to ensure its continued development.
The Society has Society Sales in various regions of the UK. We also have the Annual AGM and Open Day at a different Easy Care breeder’s farm each year. The farm visits are viewed as an excellent way to meet new friends and network. We also attend National Sheep Association Events throughout the summer months.
The Society has Regional Co-ordinators who are all volunteers. They are there to help promote and discuss the breed with anyone who is interested in Easy Care Sheep. See theCo-Ordinators list for details.
Easy Care sheep at the 2019 National Sheep Association events
NSA Welsh Sheep
Tuesday 21 May
at Glynllifon College LL54 5DU
Come and meet the breed founder Mr Iolo Owen at this event
NSA North Sheep
Wednesday 5 June
New Hall Farm, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire
NSA Sheep South West
Tuesday 18 June
Southcott, Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9LF
NSA Sheep Northern Ireland
Monday 1 July
Ballymena Livestock Mart
Come along and meet members from both Northern and Southern IrelandRead more
The Society has taken on Georgina Gater-Moore [Georgie] as their new Press and Publicity Officer.
Georgie is currently finishing her BSc [Hons] Degree at Harper Adams and will start her role with the Society immediately.
Georgie will attend the Society Open Day and AGM so everyone will get a chance to meet her. She will be looking for volunteers to do short features on farm with the hope of getting them to press.
We look forward to working with Georgie and hope that the breed benefits from the extra publicity.
If you have any news items or want to get in touch with Georgie she can be contacted by email using firstname.lastname@example.org .
In particular Georgie would appreciate any good quality phone or camera photos to start creating a collection for social media use etc. If you have any please send directly to her via her new email address.
Your Society continues to work on your behalf to promote the Easy Care Sheep breed.Read more
AN ABRIDGED AND PHOTOGRAPH FREE NEWSLETTER WHICH WAS SENT TO THE SOCIETY MEMBERS IN SUMMER 2017 VIA EMAIL
The Society met for the Annual Society Open Day and AGM on the weekend of 10th June 2017 in Southern Ireland. Our hosts, Jim and Allison Greer along with our Irish Easy Care Society Co-Ordinators, Steven Feehan and Steven Johnson and their families had put together an excellent itinerary of events for the members who travelled out.Read more