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Manx Loaghtan Sheep
A long-horned sheep native to the Isle of Man. (Loaghtan is te Manx word for the dark colour of the fleece - it"s derived from the words lugh (mouse) and dhoan (brown) or from lhost dhoan (burnt brown)]. They are slow-growing, and nearly became extinct as they were considered uncommercial.
However, this situation has been reversed. Their meat has excellent flavour, is dark, finely-grained and low in fat and cholesterol, with a good meat-to-bone ratio. Meat is available from 'The Manx Loaghtan Produce Company' - see our Mail Order Section