Roundoak Newsletter April 2015
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Roundoak's Brand New Website


Roundoak are pleased to announce the development of a brand new website which was launched several weeks ago and

The new website encompasses how the farm has grown and has a history of many of the important times in the development of the farm.  There are many different areas of the site which contains important information such as Latest News which is really the farms blog, Stories from Roundoak, as well as information about all our animals and their growth and development.

We hope you find the new site to be clear and easy to navigate. If you do have any comments they would be very much appreciated.

Boray Sheep Lamb at Roundoak 

Roundoak has recently introduced one of the rarest breeds of sheep in the UK called Boreray. Boreray is a small Island in the Outer Hebrides.  We are pleased to have had our first lambs from the 12 ewes that we introduced to the farm last month.  It is hoped that Roundoak will expand the Boreray flock and help with its critically endangered position. 

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Boreray Sheep arrive at Roundoak

More North Ronaldsay Sheep Arrive at Roundoak

In the farms continued wish to diversify into a number of other breeds, toward the end of last year we also introduced ten North Ronaldsay Sheep.  North Ronaldsay are also on the endangered list.  North Ronaldsay is an Island North of Shetland. Fifteen more breeding ewes were introduced to the flock at the beginning of April.

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North Ronaldsay Sheep at Roundoak
Once again Roundoak Farm are pleased to participate in Open Farm Sunday. We can show off our magnificent Highland cattle and Hebridean Sheep, as well as our latest breeds of endangered North Ronaldsay and Boreray sheep.

The farm is now well established and in the forefront of Conservation grazing in the South East of England. Our animals are seen in many Country Parks and Conservation grazing projects. We graze for the Kent County Council, Kent Wildlife Trust, Loose Valley Amenity Trust, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership and many other parish councils.

Conservation grazing is important in preserving many habitats around the County. Roundoak has been able to balance conservation needs with commercial production of the Hebridean Sheep and Highland Cattle.   More information can be found on the farms website

This year the farm is focusing on the serious side of its activities and hope to show our visitors the best of our animals.

We look forward to seeing you.

Hebrideans beginning Lambing at Roundoak

Our resident Hebridean breeding flocks have started lambing.  Lambing of the Hebrideans is always later in the season compared to local cross breeds.  The Hebrideans, as with many other rare breeds grow at a much slower pace; therefore lambing in the winter period when the weather is likely to be inclement is something we try to avoid.  All of our Hebrideans lamb unassisted outside, naturally we keep an expectant eye on matters.

As a result of the animals slow growth the meat which we produce is more succulent, taste and low in cholesterol.  The farm now have a host of butchers that we supply both locally and in London.  Lamb, Pork and beef can be purchased direct from the farm.

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