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John and Ruth Baxter live at North Glen Farm, Langbank, Renfrewshire (Port
Glasgow, U.K.). They own two Beardies: Lassie (Ruth's Beardie) and
At the time of a telephone interview with Mr. Baxter on July 23, 2009, he
indicated they had 600 head of cattle and
150 ewes. The sheep were the Lleyn breed kept primarily to eat grass.
Their cattle ranged in age from six months to eighteen months. Once their
cattle reach the age of
two, they are sent to an abbatoir (slaughterhouse).
Thanks goes to Gordon Moir and Rodney Snook for the below images of
the Baxters' Beardies taken at a shepherds' meet in May, 2007. The
Baxters set aside a 13-acre
field with a flock of sheep in order that individuals in attendance
could demonstrate their Beardies' abilities on stock.