Sheep Breed Societies

29Beltex Sheep Society Lane Farmhouse, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH Beltex sheep are one of the leading terminal sires in the UK, siring quality prime lambs with maximum killing out percentages. Distinctive large double muscled hindquarters improves carcass.
18Blackface Sheep Breeders Association Woodhead of Mailer, Perth, PH2 0QA Blackface sheep are the backbone of the British sheep industry, with three distinct types that suit any farming situation.
33Bleu du Maine Sheep Society Ltd Logwood Farm, Trostrey, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1LA Display of pure and cross breds, showing the versatility of the Bleu and how it meets todays requirements.
39Blue Texel Sheep Society Strathearn, Ruthwell, Dumfries, DG1 4NN Ideal terminal or crossing sires bred for meat and easy lambing. 90% of their progeny are born white and easily fleshed.
19Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders Association Riverside View, Warwick Road, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2BS The Bluefaced Leicester the only sire of the “UK Mule” famous throughout the United Kingdom for its prime lamb production.
12Border Leicester Sheep Breeders Carton Croft, Dalbeattie, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG5 4NH www.borderleicesters.co.ukThe versatile crossing sire. Adds conformation, adds frame, adds style, adds up! The exhibit will demonstrate various crossing examples of the border Leicester.
14British Berrichon Sheep Society Tregwynt, Three Ashes, Hereford, HR2 8LY Berrichon easy lambing for first time lambers and good ewe replacements. Easy finishing with a long carcase and deep gigot.
27British Rouge Sheep Society 70 Queen Street, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 1EG Easily born – lively lambs which get up and start suckling quickly. Maternal prolific and highly milky ewes. They provide top quality flock replacements and excellent medium sized terminal sires.
23Charmoise Hill Sheep Society c/o David Trow, Llandinam Hall, Llandinam, Powys, SY17 5DN Excellent confirmation. Easy lambing, good for crossing. Genuine French hill sheep. Production from forage based diets. Highest meat/bone ratio.
34Charollais Sheep Society Youngmans Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0RR “One Chop Ahead of the Rest” the quality, easy lambing terminal sire.
45Cheviot Sheep Society Carlenrig Farm, Teviothead, Hawick, TD9 0LH Hardy, prolific and easy kept. Good mothers and when crossed with Suffolk/Texel/Beltex produces a quality lamb off grass.
11Dalesbred Sheep Breeders Association 73 Bleaswood Rd, Oxenholme, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7EZ Dalesbreds are a hardy, prolific hill breed with an excellent confirmation. Also versatile for crossing, such as Mule, Masham and continental lambs
38Dorset Horn & Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders Association Agriculture House, Acland Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EF Vigorous fast growing lambs with confirmation to meet consumer demands. Productivity all year round makes Dorset’s stand out from the crowd.
15Easycare Sheep Society Glantraeth, Bodorgan, Anglesey, LL62 5EU The ultimate wool shedding, low maintenance prime lamb breed. Specifically bred for ease of lambing, low costs and maximum meat production.
41Hampshire Down SBA Rickyard Cottage, Denner Hill, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 0HZ Hampshire Down the terminal sire for easy-care lambs: quick to suckle, robust, hardy, finishing quickly off grass with no concentrates.
9Jacob Sheep Society Grassroots Systems Ltd, PO BOX 251, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8WX Jacob Sheep Society breed promotion stand.
1Kerry Hill Flock Book Society The Bramleys, Broadheath, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2HG
Tel: 01544 267353 kerryhillsheep@excite.co.uk
The Kerry Hill are much favoured sheep for the less favoured areas, providing Kerry Hill lambs for the quality meat market.
28Lleyn Sheep Society Gwyndy, Beyncross, Sarn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8ET The most popular non-hill pure breed in Britain. A successful commercial breeding ewe for today’s farmer!
37Meatlinc Sheep West Grange, Thorganby, York, YO19 6DJ Commercially reared terminal sires bred for fast growth, good muscling and easy lambing. Available Nationwide from breeder network.
32North Country Cheviot Sheep Society Wallacehall West, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 3HR The quality hill breed. Versatile, hardy and profitable. Ensuring quality and value without compromise.
43North of England Mule Sheep Assoc Albierigg Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0RY A renowned crossbred sheep with superb mothering ability capable of being bred from in her first year. The NEMSA mule ensures ease of shepherding and is renowned for her production of quality prime lambs.
5Oxford Down Sheep Breeders Shircombe Farm, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9LQ An Oxford ram used on any commercial ewe produces excellent, fast-growing lambs that are hardy and vigorous at birth.
8Rough Fell Sheep Breeders Association The Bolt Hole, Ravenstonedale, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, CA17 4NQ “The superior hill breed” Excellent conformation, fast growth. Ideal for crossing or keeping pure. Very good mothers with a quiet temperament.
31Scotch Mule Association Bogside Cottage, Ochiltree, Cumnock, Ayrshire, KA18 2QF The Scotch Mule ewes – A hardy, milky and maternal sheep bred on the uplands of Scotland to survive in any conditions all over the UK and can be crossed with any terminal sire to provide an excellent prime lamb.
2Shetland Sheep Society Kaimknowe Farmhouse, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7NX Shetland sheep are hardy, good milky mothers, easy lambers with the highest quality fleeces, tasty sweet meat and gentle nature.
35Suffolk Sheep Society Unit 19, Ballymena Business Centre, Galgorm, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 1FL Suffolk is the fastest growing terminal sire breed, which reduces production costs and increases profitability. Long loins are what supermarkets and butchers want. Suffolk cross lambs are highly sought after by commercial farmers.
4Swaledale Sheep Breeders Association Barnley View, Town Head, Eggleston, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, DL12 0DE England’s premier hill sheep breed.
44Teeswater Sheep Breeders’ Association Ltd Alma Farm, West Witton, North Yorkshire, DL8 4UG Teeswater are hardy, prolific, longwool sheep producing valuable lustre fleece and good lean meat. Excellent crossing sire for hill breeds.
21Texel Sheep Society 4th Street, NAC, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG Most popular terminal sire chosen by producers, excellent converter of forage, vigorous lambs improving health, development and growth rate. Robust and versatile sought by producers in farming in diverse climates.
16Valais Blacknose Sheep Society Prendwick Farm, Whittingham, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4UZ The Valais Blacknose Sheep Society was formed in 2014, these sheep originate from the Swiss Alps in Valais grazing up to 3500m.
25Zwartbles Sheep Association Stickie Heaton Farm, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, TD12 4XG Large framed, prolific, milky, maternal sheep with fast growth rates and low fat carcasses. Characteristics also desirable for cross breeding.