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Tupping a flock of 3,000 hill ewes with homebred rams is enabling a Welsh livestock farm to produce lambs with the uniform conformation sought by buyers. Up to 20 rams are bred annually at Llwyn Bedw from a nucleus flock of 100 Talybont-type breeding ewes – a breed that combines the Welsh ewe with a Cheviot. They are tupped with Talybont-type bought-in rams, which are purchased every two years. See also: Q&A: How to prevent tapeworm from damaging sheep carcasses […]