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Devon sheep farmer 'lends' ewes to promote farming

A Devon sheep farmer has set up a breeding scheme to encourage more would-be farmers into the industry.

Mike Tewson from Ipplepen gives farmers 100 ewes, but rather than paying up to £15,000 for them they will repay him over a four-year period with 50 lambs a year.

The farmers can them keep the remainder of the New Zealand-bred Highlander lambs to increase their own flock.

  • 17 Oct 2013