About Cotswold Sheep
Where To Get
Black Cotswold Breed
Bob Gillis: "Mr. Cotswold"
A large percentage of growers find their
adult ewes do very well with little or no grain during gestation.
|Many commercial Cotswold
flocks yean (give birth to) their lambs right on spring pasture or in
cheap winter sheds, with little need for costly tight barns and
excessive attention. Once dried off, the lambs can endure
surprisingly cold weather.
Yearling ACRA Cotswold ewes usually also don't need grain
supplementation unless the hay is of poor quality.
Of the high-luster longwool breeds, only the Cotswold is considered a
"hill breed," meaning they are hardy under poorer grazing and
husbandry conditions than other high-luster longwool sheep, and don't
need special treatment or store-bought luxuries.
Cotswolds are the easy-keepers
among luster-wool sheep breeds, and can keep in good condition even in
situations where other luster-wool breeds require costly supplementation.