Watchlist breed recruited for its wool by Yorkshire bed maker



A Yorkshire-based bed manufacturer has taken steps to promote a breed of sheep on the rare breeds watch list, by purchasing a flock on the eve of UK Wool Week.
Luxury bed makers Harrison Spinks has added Wensleydale sheep to its 300-acre farm at Bolton Percy near York in a move which will see the breed’s high-quality, lustrous wool used as mattress filling.
Originating from North Yorkshire in the early 19th century, the Wensleydale’s numbers have declined as its role as a crossing sire diminished, placing its long-term survival in some doubt.
Leeds-based Harrison Spinks hopes to do its bit... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 20
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