DORSET DOWN SHEEP BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL CHAMPION DORSET DOWN FLOCK – 2017 & 2018
News for Summer 2021
OUR FIRST MILL NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVALIABLE – Click here to view it
The grass is finally growing well and the lambs are enjoying the summer sunshine on our downland pasture. We have also exhibited at our first show for 18 months – Devon County Show. which despite the wet weather was a good day. Made better when we won the fine fleece class with one of our Dorset Down fleeces.
We now have our main machines for the new wool processing mill in place, but unfortunately due to COVID and Brexit, we have had a few delays in getting the mill commissioned as planned. We are running about 2 months behind schedule….. but hopefully will be able to start offering our services around late summer / early autumn 2021.
For regular blogs and updates on our build progress please visit www.rampishamhillmill.co.uk and view our new dedicated mill website, where you can register your interest and be one of the first to get your fleeces processed.
Remember Rampisham Hill Farm is also on Facebook & Instagram! Keep up-to-date with news from the farm at:
INSTAGRAM – http://www.instagram.com/rampishamhillflock
About Rampisham Hill Farm
Rampisham Hill Farm is a small traditional livestock farm situated in the beautiful area of West Dorset, just outside the picturesque village of Hooke, and a short distance from the World Heritage Site of Dorset’s famous Jurassic Coast.
Built in the 1600’s Rampisham Hill Farm was originally just stock buildings on a drovers track over the downs, before becoming a thriving dairy farm when the drovers track was widened into a village link. Now Rampisham Hill Farm comprises rolling downland pasture and ancient woodland, which is grazed by native Pedigree Dorset Down Sheep. Other animals include pigs, chickens, ducks and horses. Please visit the individual Sheepskin rugs or Wool & Raw fleeces pages for more information and the Dorset Down breeding stock for sale page.
Lamb, pork, vegetables and eggs are sold fresh from the farm at various times of the year – please see the Fresh produce page for more details. At Rampisham Hill Farm we strongly believe that conservation can work hand in hand with commercial farming – please see the Conservation page for more details and events.
We hope you enjoy reading about the farm, please contact us if you require any further information.