Logie Durno Sheep
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Logie is our lowest input maternal breed, and is designed with longevity and a smaller mature weight than other breeds.

The Logie is the flagship maternal breed here and produced exclusively by Logie Durno Sheep. Based on its unique breeding, selection and management features. The Logie has been designed to give customers ease of lambing, and offspring which are ideal for retaining as replacement ewes in a flock, providing increased mothering ability and productivity.

Logies have been a fixed breed for over 10 years originating from a F1 cross of the Durno and Lleyn. Lleyn bloodlines provide an easy to manage medium size productive ewe with good prolificacy, excellent mothering and milking ability. The inclusion of the Durno provides increased growth rates and conformation whilst still retaining lambing ease and vigour to suit a low input system.

Logie ewes are lambed entirely outside in May, with only grass all year round. This method of rearing allows for culling of any weak or troublesome animals which cannot excel on grass alone, leaving us with sheep which get on with the job!

Logie rams which are offered for sale from this flock therefore have shown the ability to survive completely outside with their mothers, receiving no additional care and achieving top growth rates. Using a Logie ram will give customers a lamb which is born easily and gets up quickly, utilises grass well and is slaughtered to an above average carcase which the market wants. The female will be retained and produce future stock.


  • Steven and Lizzie Walker, Anderton Fold Farm, Preston

We run a commercial flock of sheep alongside our Hoghton View pedigree Hereford herd. We used to run 1000 North of England Mules to Texel x Beltex tups.  We had a hard look at tup longevity, ewes milk from grass, ease of lambing and vigour.  We decided we wanted to change to a self replacing flock of medium sized white faced ewes that we could lamb from grass and sell some females. We felt the Logie breed would be a great way of introducing these assets to the flock.

Now we are lambing outside from 10th April in two cycles, with the Logie male lambs finishing on farm between 20-22kg R/U3L.  The replacement Logie females we have bred are nice sized ewes and great mothers with plenty of milk from grass.  We are happy that we are breeding the right type of sheep for our modern low maintenance farm.