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Camda Cynwyd Ltd.

Cyril Lewis

Pen Y Bryn

Penmachno

Betws y Coed

Gwynedd

Tel: 01690 760247

E-mail: davidstagecoach@aol.com

Tel: 01690 770 209

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 average.

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.