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Rare Breed Manx Loaghtan Wool
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Manx Loaghtan Wool

Our natural fleece colour award winning wool comes directly from our Rare Breeds Survival Trust registered flock here at Ballacosnahan Farm on the Isle of Man. Available in double knit, aran or 4ply.

Handmade Beanies

Hand knitted with love out of our finest quality Manx Loaghtan double knit wool. These beanies come in three sizes and in both patterned or plain stitch. For those of you who like a pom pom bobble, we have that option too!

"Knit your own" kits

Our Knit your own Manx Loaghtan wool beanie kits contain everything you need to make your very own Manx Loaghtan beanie hat. A brilliant gift that is suitable for a beginner to intermediate knitter.

High quality Manx Loaghtan Wool direct from the Isle of Man

I first entered my Loaghtan fleeces in the Royal Manx Agricultural show in 2006. I have got first prize every year since and 2012 is the second year that my fleece not only got first in the Loaghtan wool class but best of show.

I take great care when selecting a ram for breeding with my ewes, he must have exceptional wool with an even dark colour next to the skin and no white “cobwebbing”. So it should be no surprise that wool made from the Ballacosnahan – Hillcrest flock is some of the best Loaghtan wool in the world.


Award winning wool

First place for our wool, once again!

On the farm

Bottle fed Lambs (Megs)

This years lambing was especially difficult due to the heavy snow but we had no more than the usual bottle fed lambs.
It is very difficult to get a Manx Loaghtans to adopt another sheep's lamb. This year for the first time we managed to get a ewe to adopt a rejected lamb. We were left with three to bottle feed, on the Isle of Man they are called "Meg lambs". The three megs ended up being called… read more…

Animal Husbandry - February

All the ewes have their annual Heptavac-P Plus booster injection about 4-6 weeks before lambing in early February. At the same time their feet are checked and horns are checked that they are not ingrowing and trimmed if necessary. Also any ewes with a past history of Mastitis have Orbenin suspension inserted directly into their teets. Any sheep noted to have lost an ear tag have them replaced.… read more…

Bad Weather for lambing 2013

On the 22nd March 2013 a force 9 gale brought with it the worst snowfall that the Isle of Man has experienced. It could not come at a worse time as our ewes had just started lambing. Drifting snow covered fences and hedges and drifts in some places were over 7 metres deep. Our potential losses were reduced by a section of gorse being held up by blackthorn trees as this is where one flock… read more…

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