The Sheep

Ascog Farm’s sheep flock now numbers some 150-odd and growing!

Shetland ewes and lambs enjoying some fine weather
Shetland ewes and lambs enjoying some fine weather

Shetland Sheep come in a wide variety of colours and markings, and their natural, undyed fleeces are used to make our range of fashionable woollen products.

Markings in Shetland Sheep (© Shetland Sheep Society)
Markings in Shetland Sheep (© Shetland Sheep Society)

In 2010 the Shetlands were joined by pedigree Hebridean Sheep, partly as exercise for Joe’s sheepdogs and partly for the excellent jet-black fleece (growing greyer with age) that they throw off.

Hebridean sheep being put through their paces by shepherding legend, Sandy McKirdy, and Joe McVey from Ascog Farm
Hebridean sheep being put through their paces by shepherding legend, Sandy McKirdy, and Joe McVey from Ascog Farm

Later additions have included Lleyn-Cheviot and Herdwick varieties, along with Texels, reared primarily for meat.