Sunday, 4 April 2010

Cheviot Sheep


The Cheviot Hills, on the border of England and Scotland, are where the Cheviot breed of sheep originated . The breed prospers in the windswept and sometimes very harsh conditions that prevail there . Whilst some argue, quite reasonably, that using arable land for animal husbandry is an inefficient way of producing food, uplands such as the Cheviots are useless for crop production but do facilitate the rearing of sheep . Buchtrig is to be found on the Scottish side of the border near Jedburgh in Roxburghshire.

1 comment:

  1. I think that anywhere in the world, local farmers usually know best what to do with their land, and if it is for sheep breeding, so be it.


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