The Montreal Estate - Livestock

Highlands

On the Estate we have a small herd of breeding highlands, which have been long associated with the Montreal Estate and are again very beneficial to the Estate’s conservation work.  The Highlands are a breed that are favoured by Natural England with regard to conservation work.

Romney Sheep

On the Estate will also have a small flock of Romney sheep who are used mainly to ensure effectiveness of conservation schemes. For instance they graze the wild flower meadow in the autumn and spring after hay is cut and keep the sward low. This enables the wild flowers in the spring to compete and establish themselves before being smothered by other more vigorous grasses.