KINTALINE FARM   Benderloch   by OBAN Argyll PA37 1QS Scotland
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What's on at Kintaline Farm in 2016

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Argyll JACOB SHEEP, raised here on the farm for their lamb, mutton, fleece and rugs

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KINTALINE JACOB SHEEP FLOCK All bred and reared here in Argyll
We only have a small flock -- we only have a small farm!
They are lovely to have around, produce beautiful fleeces and a superb source of scrummy meat for ourselves.
As such they are a perfect breed, and our flock has evolved into a hardy, healthy, easy to handle and manage flock of characters.
We do not show - all the shows are in the summer when we are SO busy with visitors and customers here at the farm. Also the nearest ones with any decent Jacob classes are hours away. The Jacob Sheep Society visited us a couple of years ago and were amazingly complementary of our girls.

Our flock is good, easy lambing, great quality fleeces, easy to care for and handle, as well as being productive. We are always aiming to improve the type; keeping great fleeces; and are working towards a Four horned flock, but have both two and four horned girls at present.

Several years ago we tried a different cross - using a Blue Faced Leicester tup and the fleeces have been wonderful.
The girls have now faded into gorgeous toffee colours, and now turning grey with the most amazing curls. We have used these ewes with our pure Jacob tup, they are great mothers and produce bigger lambs and yet more lovely fleeces.

kintaline jacob tup 4 horned ramOur tup (ram) Kintaline Alex is for sale this summer as he will come back to his daughters this autumn.
He was born in 2014, is great natured, very efficient, our lambing was done and dusted within 3 weeks this year, only 1 single, and several sets of triplets.

We also have several lovely 2 horned gimmers for sale this summer - ready for tupping in the autumn - here are some pictures taken before they were clipped (and after it rained !)

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Take a look at a growing album of our lambs on facebook -- is there anything so cute as spotty babies? --
Kintaline Argyll Jacob lambs 2016Kintaline Argyll Jacob lambs 2016

Meat : - for visitors to the Oban area, and locals living in the Lorn area, we have meat for sale, sometimes. Some lambs go in their first year, some we keep back for hogget and mutton.

We are part of the Local Origins Rural Network which is a network working together to create a sustainable community in our area and that includes making it easier to get meat from our pasture to plate.
Mutton as cooked by Thom, Tim and Trevor - the Three Hungry Boys on Channel 4 March 2010, glad you enjoyed it so much, boys, you know where to come for more !

Fleece : - we have a few fleeces for sale each year for spinning, felting, weaving, and now have carded fibre for sale - roving and batts, and in each of the colours separated out. This is all for sale at Kintaline.

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We have added a few Manx Loaghtan wedders to our flock for their fleeces. Looking forward to enjoying their fleeces too.

What do we do with our fleeces ? - Spinning and Weaving - We will have fleeces for sale very soon - great craft fleeces

Rugs : - To get the most from our boys we send the skins to be tanned at Skyeskyns.

Tim and Jill Bowis
Kintaline Mill Farm, Benderloch, OBAN Argyll PA37 1QS Scotland
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