Uradale (meaning in Old Norse 'the valley with the winding stream') grows and supplies native Shetland lamb, beef and Shetland yarn. The farm covers over 1000 acres of Shetland and is managed organically, concentrating only on native breeds. The farming philosophy is one of self-sufficiency, with a very minimum of inputs being imported. Crops of grass silage and bere (an ancient native type of barley) are grown to feed the Ustaness herd of indigenous Shetland Cattle during the winter. The farm carries a flock of 700 native Shetland ewes, which graze over large areas of heather moorland right down to the seaweed of the ebb tide.