Sheep Breed Societies
Beltex Sheep Society Lane Farmhouse, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH Beltex a leading terminal sire in which sires prime lambs with maximum killing out percentages. Distinctive large double muscled hindquarters improves carcass.
Blackface 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.
Bleu du Maine Sheep Society Ltd Longwood Farm, Trostrey, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1LA Display showing the versatility of the Bleu for producing a profitable cross-bred sheep.
Blue Texel Sheep Society Cragg House Farm, Out Lane Chipping, Lancashire, PR3 2NQ Ideal terminal or crossing sires bred for meat and easy lambing. 90% of their progeny are born white and easily fleshed.
Bluefaced 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.
British Texel Sheep Society Unit 74, 4th Street, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG. A proven versatile breed, with fast growth rates and excellent carcass quality, sought by producers farming in diverse climates.
Dorset Horn & Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders Association Agriculture House, Acland Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EF Dorset sheep’s greatest strength is its versatility. A breed capable of breeding naturally at any time of year and fitting in with any farming operation.
Dutch Spotted Sheep UK Springfield, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG11 1RW. Official breed society for the The Dutch Spotted Sheep.
Highland Mule Breeders Association The Arr, Lethen, Nairn, Morayshire, IV12 5QJ. The Highland Mules are all the progeny of a Blackfaced mother, or occasionally a BlackfacedxSwaledale mother for extra milkiness and mothering skills, crossed with a Blue-faced Leicester ram. This gives them high vigour, great mothering skills, and makes them very prolific. They are born and raised on farms that can be as high as 2,500 ft above sea level – definitely from less favoured areas – and coming from such harsh environments you can be sure that they are also very hardy!
Lleyn Sheep Society Gwyndy, Beyncross, Sarn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8ET The modern breeding ewe suitable for crossing with any terminal sire to produce lambs that the market wants.
North Country Cheviot Sheep Society Alandale, Kirkby Thore, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 1UE. The “Northie” is the complete all-rounder, a native breed which thrives in all parts of the UK.
Suffolk Sheep Society 62 Fenaghy Road, Galgorm, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 2LE The Suffolk, the leading domestic terminal sire breed, is the fastest growing reducing production costs and increasing profitability.