The flock comprises of 2,500 North Country Mules, 1,500 Suffolk x mule ewe lambs, 60 pedigree Suffolk Rams and 30 Charolais Rams.
Replacement North Country Mule yearlings are purchased from sales in the north of England, preferably buying a yearling that has already reared a lamb.
The type of Suffolk tup purchased is one aimed at producing a quality Suffolk cross ewe lamb. The tups must have good length, tight skins, clean bold heads, good loin and gigot for fat lamb production.
To add more value to stock leaving the farm, 1,500 Suffolk x mule ewe lambs are retained on the farm to tup, lamb and sell as hoggs with lambs at foot in the spring.
Any unsold hoggs with lambs and dry hoggs are sold the following autumn as yearlings through the markets.
The mule ewe produces a good quality Suffolk x mule wether lamb to sell heavier weights, through livestock markets to meet demand from the domestic and cutting market.