A sheep of a hardy mountain breed from the north of England.
- For a start, hardy breeds like Herdwicks don't have as many lambs as their lowland counterparts.
- Breeds such as Herdwicks, Lonks, Rough Fells and Dalesbred exist in large numbers and are commercially farmed, but nevertheless are threatened to extinction when a disease such as foot-and-mouth hits their homelands.
- Their first target in the race against time is the Herdwick breed of sheep which are nearly all in the Lake District.
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