Holwick, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham, UK. 24th November 2016 Tupping time in the North Pennine hills as the sunshine on a cold day lights the bright red raddle (marking dye) on the chest of the tup (ram) and the back of the ewe as the time for seasonal mating has returned for this flock of sheep in Upper Teesdale. Sheep farmers use the raddle to check the tup is working effectively, to check that the ewes are cycling, and it helps to predict the lambing date. Credit: Jim Nicholson/Alamy Live News

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Holwick, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham, UK. 24th November 2016 Tupping time in the North Pennine hills as the sunshine on a cold day lights the bright red raddle (marking dye) on the chest of the tup (ram) and the back of the ewe as the time for seasonal mating has returned for this flock of sheep in Upper Teesdale. Sheep farmers use the raddle to check the tup is working effectively, to check that the ewes are cycling, and it helps to predict the lambing date. Credit: Jim Nicholson/Alamy Live News
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Tupping time in the North Pennine hills as the sunshine on a cold day lights the bright red raddle (marking dye) on the chest of the tup (ram) and the back of the ewe as the time for seasonal mating has returned for this flock of sheep in Upper Teesdale. Sheep farmers use the raddle to check the tup is working effectively, to check that the ewes are cycling, and it helps to predict the lambing date.
Location: Holwick, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham, UK