Our Environmental Approach

Keyshill - Our approach to the environment

Rare breeds have a small environmental footprint. They do not respond to intensive feeding so no benefit is gained from doing so. They are able to grow well on poor quality grazing that has had no fertiliser or pesticide input, giving a more diverse sward that supports a diverse ecosystem, not just sheep. Rare breeds can be produced on conservation grade land and are compatible with land management systems designed to promote flower meadows and an insect rich environment.

The rare breeds are also very robust in terms of health so need very little use of veterinary medicines to keep them healthy. While Keyshill Lamb does not run an organic system in any official sense, the use of chemicals for flock management is very low.