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01/11/2009

Duration:
22 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 01 November 2009

Alex James visits the Isle of Man to meet George Steriopulos, the final nominee for the 2009 BBC Farmer of the Year award.

George has been instrumental in re-establishing the island's flock of Manx Loughtan sheep. The breed is famous for its four horns but nearly became extinct in the 1960s as farmers switched to quicker-growing types. The Loughtan has just been granted the EU's Protected Designation of Origin status, ranking it alongside Stilton Cheese and Champagne. Such efforts mean the sheep are once again covering the island's hills in their thousands.

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