Twelve sheep from the Manx Ark Project dispersal sale in Clitheroe on Saturday 15th February now call Marlfield Farm their home. We are very pleased to be able to offer a home to these lovely sheep.
Twelve sheep, including 8 Boreray and 4 Soay, from the Manx Ark Project dispersal sale in Clitheroe on Saturday 15th February now call Marlfield Farm their home. The Manx Ark Project was a project which aimed to provide sanctuary for rare animal breeds (sheep, cattle, pigs and goats) at a number of farm sites in the Isle of Man but the project had come to an end and so their animals were being sold at this dispersal sale in Clitheroe.
We were one of several breeders who were keen to rehome these lovely animals, who were scanned at the market and shown to be in lamb with either singles or twins. The sheep came to Marlfield Farm after the sale and have since been spending their time on a small field so we can keep an eye on them and help them to settle in.
They have weathered both Storm Dennis and the following horrible weather at the farm and have been enjoying daily treats to help them build up their trust in us. Every day they are getting more friendly and I am sure they will settle in well with the rest of the Marlfield flock, once we introduce them in the coming weeks.
All sheep are fully registered pedigree Boreray and Soay and therefore have names. The Boreray's names are Kelly, Kitty, Alva, Dani, Dara, Danielle and Dahila. It appears the Soay have all been named after shipping forecast terminology. Their names are Fetlar, Fairlie, Farisle and Faslane!