Since 1976, CAMDA has been selecting replacement stock on their index and type, and
as a result their sheep have received widespread success in the ring and on the hill.
Analysis has shown that genetic progress for weaning weight has been 145g/year on
In 2015, performance recorded rams from this flock will be available from their on
farm sale, at Cernioge Mawr, Pentrefoelas.
Breeding objectives were agreed at the outset when the group tried to anticipate
future trends. It was decided to aim for slightly better and heavier ewes that would
lamb easier and rear heavier lambs on the hill, whilst retaining the inherent hardiness
and other beneficial traits of Welsh Mountain Sheep.
Established at the Animal Breeding Research Organization’s Rhydyglafes, Cynwyd farm
in 1976 by Welsh Mountain sheep breeders from Caernarfon, Denbigh and Meirioneth,
the group supplied their best in-lamb recorded ewes to create the nucleus flock.
Since 1982 the flock has been at Cernioge Mawr, Pentrefoelas and are hefted on Hiraethog.