For the past 30 years one of the main features of Meanwood Valley Urban Farm has been its animals. From the early days we have always tried to maintain the feel of a working farm. As part of our commitment to conservation, we have strived to promote rare breeds and high welfare wherever possible. The farm has a successful breeding programme for endangered animals such as the Whitefaced Woodland sheep which originates in the hills around Yorkshire. By ensuring these breeds survive, we are able to protect them for future generations. This is essential for the preservation of the genetic pool in order to ensure continued biodiversity.
It is also encouraging to see an increased awareness of, and demand for quality, high welfare, locally sourced livestock.