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Transcript of the Boreray Sheep

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these are our Boreray sheep and they are
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very special to us here and did you know
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that the Boreray sheep comes from a remote
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Scottish island called the island of
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Boreray that’s how they got their name and
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these sheep are so hardy they can live
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on the tallest mountain on the windiest
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cliff and be okay actually they thrive
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in those environments and they’re so
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hardy that they don’t even need our help
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to shear their wool they act actually
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self shed they get rid of their wool as
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and when they need it which makes them
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particularly easy to look after
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but this does mean one thing they’re
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actually not very productive they don’t
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produce a lot of good quality meat or
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good quality wool but they do produce
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some which is why they’re still around
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and the reason that this is the case is
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because a long time ago when we as
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farmers started improving sheep to make
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them better at being productive
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these sheep were left behind upon an
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island in Scotland so they’re actually
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quite close to what a sheep would have
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looked like thousands of years ago so we
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love having them here at the farm they
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are an at-risk breed for the rare breed
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survival trust so we’re really pleased
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to see that these guys have had so many
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lambs this year who are very inquisitive
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and very friendly and will love being
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fed by you at the gate whilst you’re on
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the farm trail
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