Welcome to Marlfield Farm; a small working hill sheep farm on the border of Yorkshire and Lancashire, just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's been the home to the Procter family for over 100 years, and in that time, we're proud to say that not much has changed!
Marlfield Farm is home to a small flock of rare and primitive native sheep including the UK's rarest breed of sheep; the Boreray, the UK's second rarest breed of sheep; the North Ronaldsay as well as Soay and Shetland sheep too. All these breeds originate from the islands of Scotland and are famous for being small, hardy and very charismatic. Our sheep have the freedom to live, graze and explore our pastures throughout the year.
We sell breeding stock of these breeds so if you are interested in starting your flock of Boreray, North Ronaldsay, Soay or Shetland sheep, please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Did you know that Marlfield Farm is also home to LambWatch which has been live streaming life "down on the farm" since 2008. You can also view our webcam here. We are also pleased to offer primitive and rare breed wool products for sale, including fleece and yarn, at Marlfield Yarn. We are also producers of traditional meadow hay. Marlfield Farm is also one of five Natural Flood Management pilot sites.
Venturing into new business: sheepskin rugs!
Posted: 29th September 2021
In an effort to reduce waste and maximise true value from our rare and native breed sheep, we have decided to venture into producing our very own sheepskin rugs. Read post »
RIP Mighty Beech Tree *Updated*
Posted: 24th February 2020
It's one of the most iconic trees on the farm, defining the view down the valley, but today we say goodbye to the mighty beech tree that has stood tall at the bottom of the House Meadow for hundreds of years. Read post »