Herdy® Sponsors The World Champion Herdwick Award
Herdy’s local social purpose is to support, raise awareness for and champion the iconic, native breed Herdwick sheep and to help protect a centuries-old Cumbrian farming culture - the independent, family, upland fell farms.
In total so far, between Herdy and Herdysleep, around £200,000 of Herdy Fund support has gone into supporting this initiative, other rural community-led projects and the British Heart Foundation. A key project for the Herdwick back in 2016 was our funding of the successful Herdwick Gene Bank project which helped to protect the breed.
There are many authentic and unique sheep gathering events throughout Cumbria but it’s probably fair to say that Eskdale showcases the best of the best when it comes to Herdwick’s.
While, unfortunately, we won’t be able to showcase ourselves at this year’s show, Co-Founder Diane Hannah will be there to present the award and support the cause. It will be her pleasure to meet and chat with anyone interested to know more about Herdy and Herdysleep.