Gortleigh Farm is situated in North West Devon and is run by Richard and Gill Trace. It comprises a large acreage of cider apple orchards and a pedigree Poll Dorset flock established in 1986. The flock has been recorded with Signet since its formation, is a member of the Centurion Poll Dorset Breeders Group and is MV accredited.
The flock selection policy for many years has been for good maternal traits - high lambing percentage and milking ability. This is coupled with selection for muscling, giving a good conformation, robust ewes capable of rearing two lambs.
The farm sells breeding stock: shearling ewes and ewe lambs, shearling rams and ex-stock rams. Semen from high index rams is also available.
Breed website: http://www.dorsetsheep.org.uk/