Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep are a small, hardy breed, originating from the Tywi Valley. They are easy to manage and can get by on minimum supplementary feeding.
The ewes make excellent mothers, having very few lambing difficulties and plenty of milk. Most ewes have single lambs at their first lambing, but under the correct conditions, many go on to rear twins in subsequent seasons.
Once killed, the carcass is an excellent addition to any freezer - what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in flavour.
The wool is graded "Soft/Medium" and has a medium-length staple of 5-7.5cm.