ANIMALS AT WOOLFEST
Woolfest is known for its fine display of fibre-producing animals including several rare breeds, local Cumbrian fell sheep breeds and plenty of experts, farmers and breeders for you to chat with to find out more.
Sheep breeds attending Woolfest in 2019 included: Boreray, Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Bowmont, Castlemilk Moorit, Derbyshire Gritstone, Exmoor Horn, Hebridean, Herdwick, Jacob, black Lincoln Longwools, Manx Loaghtan, North Ronaldsay, Portland, Ryeland, Shetland, Soay, Teeswater, Wensleydale.
We also had alpacas and angora rabbits on display too.
Please note, Woolfest is not really a suitable venue for dogs. We have all this livestock to consider and would prefer it if you didn't bring your dog to the show. However, if you do have your dog with you, please do not bring them down the livestock aisles. We would rather you brought your dog in than leave them in the car.
We love having fleece animals at the event, and they are always a big draw, especially for families – thank you to everyone who makes this part of Woolfest happen and we hope that visitors enjoyed the chance to find out more about the breeds at the Rare Breed Parade in the Main Ring each day. Thanks go to Peter Titley, former President of RBST, for all his work to make these Parades happen.
You can download a list of those who brought animals to this year's Woolfest by clicking on the button below:
- Border Leicester www.borderleicester.com
- Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society www.castlemilkmooritsociety.co.uk
- Cheviots, Cheviot x Teesdale. www.sheardelight.co.uk
- Exmoor Sheep Breeders Society www.exmoorhornwool.co.uk
- Harcourt Rare Breeds www.harcourtrarebreeds.co.uk
- Hawkshaw Sheep www.hawkshaw-sheep-yarn.co.uk
- Hebridean Sheep Society www.hebrideansheep.org.uk
- Icelandic Sheep www.bcsba.org.uk
- Jacob Sheep Society. www.akesmerefarm.co.uk
- Manx Loagthan Sheep Breeders Group www.manxloagthansheep.org
- National Angora Club (Rabbits) www.angorabunny.club
- Ryeland Flock Book Society www.ryelandfbs.com
- The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society - Friends of the Sheep of St Kilda www.soayandboreraysheepsociety.org
- Shetland Sheep Society www.shetland-sheep.org.uk
- Teeswaters www.rbst.org.uk
- Wensleydale www.shearwensleydale.com
- WhyNot Alpacas www.whynotalpacas.co.uk