By Shelby Brooks
FROM a kitchen table in Hallston, Jill Noble records the world’s first and only podcast exclusively about farming sheep.
A successful first-generation sheep farmer herself at Hallston Valley Farm, Jill saw a gap in the podcast world and decided to fill it.
Despite having no experience in podcasting, Jill was determined to help others across the world learn more about sheep.
“I’m very passionate about sheep,” Jill said.
“I travel a lot, drive a lot and I thought, ‘I would love a sheep podcast’, and [I] could not find one anywhere.”
Jill found a podcast coach and undertook a course, and in two weeks, she recorded the first episode of ‘The Sheep Show’.
Since launching on March 30, Jill has recorded nine episodes which range between 30 and 50 minutes, with more than 400 downloads.
Jill’s podcast episodes have covered topics such as tips for breeding sheep, how to decide which sheep to raise, agricultural acronyms and wool.
The wool episode featured sheep legend Gavin Wall.
“Everyone in the sheep world knows who Gavin Wall is, so that was amazing,” Jill said.
And people across the world have certainly been tuning into the podcast.
“We’ve been particularly surprised by the number of global listeners we’ve got, like Russia, Düsseldorf and Ireland, all sorts of places,” Jill said.
“There are sheep everywhere, they’re very versatile!”
Jill is hoping to take the podcast on the road when COVID-19 restrictions are over and interview people at shows or on their farms.
Hallston Valley Farm also has a Youtube channel.
Listen to The Sheep Show Podcast with Jill Noble on Buzzsprout, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.