Elan Ram Scheme
Elan Valley already has its own sheep breed – the Elan Valley-type Welsh Mountain. The characteristics of this breed have evolved through generations of shepherding and hefting on the open hill. Changes in agricultural policy and market conditions have put the unique qualities of the breed at risk.
The aim of this project is to develop a co-operative sheep breeding scheme amongst farmers to ensure that breeding stock with the qualities of hardiness and hefting instinct needed to thrive on Elan Valley’s open hill are maintained for the future.