Philip and Hilary Thornely are an academic couple and it goes without saying that they apply academic principles to their sheep keeping. Meticulous records have been kept for the past 30+ years allowing them to breed for desirable traits of prolificacy, worm resistance, comparision of different terminal sires and the performance of the Llanwenog vs the Lleyn.
Philip Hodges has been breeding, actively promoting and showing Llanwenogs since the 70s with considerable success. He is an avid supporter of traditional breeds and a well respected judge making him much in demand up and down the country in the show rings. A visit to the award winning Charndon flock is a treat not to be missed.
Jack Cockburn is one of our more entrepreneurial members. Llanwenogs and Traditional Herefords are farmed organically with state of the art livestock units. The traditional farm buildings are all converted providing a Training Venue and Holiday Cottages. The latest development are the award winning Hobbit houses. What next?
The Tomkins farm in a remote part of Cumbria and run a thriving catering business providing home reared beef, lamb and pork. Their liveried vehicle can be seen at local Farmers Markets and produce is also sold at a nearby Farm shop. Llanwenogs are crossed with Charollais and bred pure.
Glebe Farm boasts a thriving farm shop and local meat delivery business on the Fosse Way, Warkwickshire. This is testament to the hard work of Christine Coe. She claims that Llanwenog is the ideal breed for this enterprise - requiring little husbandry, providing great meat and coping with the demands of the
Llanwenogs have been at the Morgans family farm for generations. Elfyn's flock regularly wins the top prizes at local shows as well as the prestigious Royal Welsh. The Llanwenogs have to earn their keep and they run alongside the farm commercial flock of pedigree Speckle Faced Ewes on the hills high above Lampeter.
Alun and Rebecca Evans' farm overlooks the Preseli Mountains and Cardigan bay in Ceredigion. They run a small pure bred flock and have links with the Llanwenog going back to the establishment of the breed. Alun has a passion for historic farm machinery and the farm houses the local museum's collection of vintage farm equipment.
The Bridgwater Llanwenog flock at Cannington College, Somerset was established to compare the performance of a Native breed against the College's existing commercial flock (Texel Crosses). This provides an additional teaching project for Agricultural students and a valuable set of independent performance statistics for the Society. We look forward to the results in due course.