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Flock Case Studies

Farming in the Blackmore Vale

Farming in the Blackmore Vale

The ability to lamb Poll Dorset ewes in September and December provides the perfect complement to a heifer rearing and beef business in the Blackmore Vale.

The pedigree Poll Dorset Sherborne flock run by Rob Hole and his father, Richard, at Hill Street Farm, near Sherborne in Dorset has been established for 50 years this year and, thanks to the success of the system and good margins from early lamb sales to Waitrose, flock numbers have been doubled to 430 ewes in the last 20 years.

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