Meet the Teeswater Sheep at Monk Park Farm

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The Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, England.

Teeswater are recognisable by their long wool. It is fine, long-stapled with high lustre with each lock hanging free and with no tendency to felt.

Teeswater sheep are a rare breed animal. However, numbers have grown since WW2.

Male sheep are called ‘Rams’ or ‘Tups’, females are called ‘Ewes’ and the young are called ‘Lambs’. On average, Ewes are pregnant for 5 months or 152 days.

Their diet is predominately grass. They also receive supplementary hay, fodder beet and pellets over winter when there is less pasture for grazing.