The Ryeland Flock Book Society is a sheep society established in 1903 for the promotion and registration of pedigree Ryeland sheep.
Ryeland sheep are a traditional British sheep breed. They are well known for producing excellent quality lamb and great tasting meat. Ryeland lamb is much sought after by rare-breed butchers, top chefs, hotels and restaurants. Hand spinners and weavers also seek out Ryeland wool for it texture and quality.
Unlike some breeds of sheep Ryelands are docile and easy to look after, which makes them ideal for smallholders or people new to keeping sheep. Ryeland and Coloured Ryelands do well on a diet of good grass, without the need for additional feed. This means they are particularly suitable for organic lamb production.
You can find out more about the history of this traditional Breed on the Ryeland Flock Book Society website.
The North Wales and Mercia Region of the Ryeland Flock Book Society is run by passionate Ryeland breeders.