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More to Sheep than Meat

Meat is the primary product for the majority of sheep farmers and crofters, however not everyone breeds and keeps sheep for meat. In this webinar, we hear from a panel of speakers who keep sheep for alternative purposes, from using their wool for yarn, pillows & duvets and composting.


  • Graeme Bethune
  • Julie Hermitage
  • Audrey Litterick

Maybe ewe might just get a few ideas yourself……!

Alternative Enterprises: Wool

As part of a series of videos looking at alternative enterprises, in this video, we hear from Graeme Bethune from Caithness Yarns. Caithness Yarns offers premium quality artisan yarns made from sheep sourced from high welfare small – medium sized farms in the North of Scotland. The focus is on the traditional breed here the North Country Cheviot, with side lines from select British Rare Breed sheep like my own Castlemilk Moorits. Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) which is co-funded by the EU and Scottish Government, providing information and resources aimed at increasing the profitability and sustainability of farms and crofts.

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