roundoak concludes additional land purchase

Roundoak Hebridean and Roundoak Highland based in Sutton Valence, near  Maidstone are one of the UK’s largest breeders of Hebridean sheep numbering well over 550 and also home to over sixty Highland cows, are pleased to announce that they have concluded the purchase of an addition 60 acres of land at near by Ulcombe.

The land formed part of the Kingsnorth Manor Farm on Crumps Lane at Ulcombe. The conclusion purchase of the freehold land will expand Roundoaks activities with it being located just 2 miles away from the farms core at Heniker Lane, Sutton Valence.

Roundoak in total farm about 600 acres across Maidstone, the once endangered Hebridean breed of sheep are a familiar sight at many locations around the town especially some of the country parks, where the breed have been introduced to carry out much needed conservation grazing for which they are noted for.  The Highland cows which have many of the same characteristics as the sheep can also be found at Teston Country Park and Manor Park at West Malling.

Roundoak Farm was the idea of Norman and Ruth Coles who founded the farm in the Summer of 2005 with 16 Hebridean sheep and a ram from the borders of Scotland.

The farm is now running successfully with the growth of both the Hebridean Sheep and Highland Cattle the farm is able to supply quality meat to many local restaurants and butchers as well as individuals. Both the Hebridean Lamb and the Highland Beef have many similar qualities, the meat is very lean and low in cholesterol, a very important factor in today’s healthy living. Both the sheep and cows are very slow growing, it is a well known fact that slow growing plants and animals are healthier and taste better.

The conclusion of the land purchase will allow further growth of the farms future planned breeding programme.  
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