Crowkeld Rare Breed Farm

Crowkeld is situated in the beautiful North Yorkshire village of Kildwick, 4 miles from Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.

At Crowkeld we specialise in native Hebridean Sheep, various rare breed pigs chickens, geese and lots of wildlife ...

Our animals live in the natural outdoor environment and to the highest welfare standards in a 100% cruelty free and loving environment.

We adhere to the Compassion in World Farming (CiWF) “The Five Freedoms”

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease
  • Freedom to express normal behaviour
  • Freedom from fear and distress

Our Flock

Our growing flock is registered with the Hebridean Society. To find our more about the work of the Hebridean Sheep Society please visit the

Hebridean Sheep

Our Flock

Our growing flock is registered with the Hebridean sheep society.

All of our sheep are born, reared and grazed on traditional pasture.

Amongst our flock we have a range of polled (no horns - very rare) 2, 4 and even a 6 horn ewe, as well as colours of fleeces from browns, to blacks to silvers.

Stock For Sale

All of our stock is registered with the Hebridean society so they are ideal for those wanting to purchase stock to breed or just for grazing and the freezer.

We bucket train our sheep so they are easy to handle and will provide support to any buyers, especially novices to the breed or to keeping sheep.


We sell Hebridean Hogg’s (18 month old, which is the ideal age) and Mutton.

Hebridean’s have a distinct taste and is less fatty than normal lamb. The meat is darker in colour than commercial produced lamb, and all of our animals are reared outdoors in a natural environment and fed only top quality hay and feeds. Our flock even drink pure bore hole water!

The sheep travel 30 minutes to our local abattoir. We stay with the sheep right until the end to ensure they are not stressed and that they are treated with the upmost respect.

Our hoggs / mutton are reared in the traditional way so your purchase helps us to continue breeding and supporting the Hebridean stock and blood lines which is essential to ensure the long term survival of this beautiful rare breed sheep.

We sell ½ and whole carcass and can arrange for our butcher to cut the carcass however you want. Please place your orders well in advance to avoid disappointment. We currently charge £65 per ½ carcass and £130 for a whole carcass.

Wool and Fleece

The beautiful dark brown / black fleeces of the Hebridean is popular with felters and hand spinners. Some of our older girls have beautiful silver fleeces, the silver fleeces can be pre-ordered prior to sheering in May / June time.

Wool – You can buy direct from us, 100% pure spun Hebridean wool available in 100g balls including chunky, double knit and aran weights wool for from £10 per ball.


We love and care for our animals and when we send them to slaughter we try and use every part of the animal out of respect.

We have a selection of horns for sale. The horns will make fantastic handles for crooks, walking sticks, door handles or bottle openers …

Sheepskin Rugs

We have a range of sheepskin rugs for sale all organically processed by the Welsh Organic Tanners. The rugs are machine washable, last for years, non allergenic contain no bleaches, dyes or toxic chemicals either in the raw materials or in the process.

Prices vary depending upon the size and shade, please email for more details and an up to date photo list so you can choose your rug.

Prices start from £120 + P&P

Our Team

So why pigs? We enjoyed working with the sheep so much, and love eating bacon so decided it was time to know where our bacon came from, and to contribute to the RBST mission to save rare breeds.

landrace pigs

Since 2015, we have worked with Saddle Backs, Land Race and our favourite the Large Blacks.


We sell our pigs as meat boxes around September time, or April depending on when the pigglets arrive, so please order well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Our pigs are reared outdoors in plenty of space, having a mixture of grazing and woodland to play in.

Large Black Piglets
Large Black Piglets
happy pigs - saddlebacks
happy pigs - saddlebacks