The two breeds used for meat production are Black Welsh Mountain Sheep and Belted
Galloway Cattle. These have been carefully selected:
- They are native breeds
- They both lamb and calve easily needing little if any assistance
- They are hardy and unlikely to develop foot problems in the soft ground of the water meadows
- They provide high quality meat that is well marbled but lean
- Both are well-suited for rough grazing land and will utilise coarse grasses other breeds would shun. They are able to maintain good condition on less than ideal pasture, and produce a high quality beef and lamb.