This farm lies in close proximity to the village pond hence the name Bryn Llwyn. Until 20 years ago it was farmed by the Kendrick Family for 50 years prior to that time it was owned by Lord Aberconwy.
Bryn Llwyn Farm encompasses a total of 220 acres. At present there are 450 head of sheep and, as we are in the middle of the lambing season, there are also 650 lambs. This is an extremely busy time for the farm – the lambing season starts mid-March and can last up to 6 weeks.
The breeding process begins in September/October when the ewe’s which are Welsh Mules (good mothers that milk well and produce 2 lambs) are introduced to the rams which are Dutch Texal (texal sired lambs have good quality meat which is less fatty). Consequently, when March arrives the arduous task of lambing begins. Every sheep and its lambs need to be cared for during and following each delivery. The lambs are born in the barns then taken out into the fields with their mothers when the weather permits.
Not long after the lambing season the sheep are sheared this usually occurs every May/June. Their wool is sent to the Wool Producers of Wales.
In spring farmers have many young animals in their fields, so if you find yourself walking through these fields with your dogs please be extra vigilant about closing gates behind you, and keeping your dogs on leads.