Livestock Legends: Prolific Poll Dorset pays her way

This week’s Livestock Legend comes from Helen Cole, Langtree Week Farm, Torrington, Devon, who has put forward her Poll Dorset ewe 1652.

This prolific animal was born as a single on 24 November 2008 and since she has arrived she has always given birth to triplets – with five sets to date.

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Commenting on her ewe, Ms Cole says: “She does not look like a show sheep, but then she has had 15 lambs to affect her waistline.”

This picture was taken with two of her lambs, born this spring.

Livestock Legends

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Farmers Weekly’s livestock team is keen to hear from farmers about the star-performing animals on their farms – whatever the species or key performance indicator (KPI) used.

Maybe it’s a dairy cow that is a particularly efficient producer of milk or a ram that produces lambs with good growth rates.

It could be a pig that has had a high number of piglets weaned in her lifetime or a suckler cow that has produced an unusual number of calves.

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