Sheep at Empire Farm

We keep a variety of geese on the farm. In the past we have raised geese for Christmas but now we keep a small flock of Wessex, a commercial hybrid and a selection of rare breeds. We sell breeding stock and goose eggs.

One of the reasons that we chose the Dorset Down is the fact that it is a traditional sheep of West Dorset and South Somerset.
We sometimes have lambs available for sale  , with organic status, please contact Sally.


Also on the farm is a much large flock of Exlana sheep owned by Tim White of Proven Shedding Sheep .

Tim is a local grazier operating on short term lets in and around Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. His flock numbers around 800 fully recorded breeding sheep, which are all grass-fed. He operates a zero tolerance attitude to any problem in his breeding sheep over many years and has been working on breeding worm resistant genetics since 1998. Wool shedding sheep are perfect for his extensive, minimum input system but these sheep must also be capable of breeding as ewe lambs & subsequently rearing multiple lambs without supplementary feeding or human intervention.

These sheep are also great for the smallholder as they are hardy, can be on grass all year round, easy lambers and being shedding sheep there is no need to find a shearer! To find out more about the Exlana and availability please contact Tim direct via his website.