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Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeder's Association
 
 
  The Dorset Horn Sheep Breeders' Association was established in 1891 for "the encouragement of the breeding of Dorset Horn Sheep at home and abroad and the maintenance of the purity of the breed".
 
     
 
      Dorset Down Sheep Breeders' Association 
Dorset Down Sheep Breeders' Association
 
 
  Dorset Down Sheep are justly known as "king of the prime lamb breed". One of the oldest breeds of native sheep, Dorset Down Sheep have a prestigious history as well as a successful future in the British farming landscape
 
     
 
      The Easy Care Sheep Society
The Easy Care Sheep Society
 
 
  Easy Care is a revolutionary breed of sheep which requires minimal shepherding and veterinary care, sheds its wool in the summer, does not need shearing and yet offers excellent meat yields and lambing ratios. The breed is now well established in Britain and abroad and is proving extremely popular and successful with breeders in today's farming environment.
 
     
 
      jacob society
Jacob Sheep Society
 
 
  The Society sets out to improve breed conformation and prolificacy and staple length and quality of the wool through the maintenance a flock book of registered sheep and by encouraging show classes and educational activities amongst its members.
 
     
 
      Lleyn sheep
Lleyn Sheep
 
 
  Originating on the windswept Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, the Lleyn (pronounced 'Clean') is now bred all over the UK from the Orkneys in the north to Cornwall in the south.
 
     
 
     

Gene Study Shows How Sheep First Separated From Goats
2014-Jun-09

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of sheep to reveal how they became a distinct species from goats around four million years ago.

Lame Sheep Loose Money 2013-Oct-07
Lameness in sheep can be reduced with careful planning asserts vet Mairéad O’Grady.

First Large Scale Sale of Belclare Sheep 2013-Aug-27
A ground breaking ‘export status’ auction of Belclare sheep will be held in Ballymena Livestock Mart on Tuesday 10th September.

Annual High Index Ram Sale 2013-Aug-21
The annual on farm High Index Ram Sale from Hans and Audrey Pörksen’s flocks of Pedigree Suffolk and Texel sheep takes place on 30th August.

LMC Back Agrisearch Sheep Research Again 2013-Jul-31
Agrisearch is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year it has secured funding from the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland towards its sheep research programme.

 
 
 
 
     
 
      Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association
Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association
 
 
  The Oxford Down is the largest and heaviest of the famous British Down breeds and was developed during the 1800s mainly in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. Today it is a specialist terminal sire breed used in the UK to produce lambs for meat production when crossed with commercial crossbred ewes.
 
     
 
      The Rouge Society
The Rouge Society
 
 
  The breed is known in France as The Rouge de l'Ouest (usually shortened to Rouge) which translates as The Red of the West, describing both the colour and origin of the sheep. The Rouge Sheep Society was formed in 1986 with a view to maintaining the breeds purity and promoting it's improvement.
 
     
 
      ryeland sheep
Northern Ryeland Breeders Group
 
 
  The Northern Ryeland Breeders Group was formed in 1991 to promote the Ryeland breed in the North of England, Scotland and North Wales, although the membership is not now confined to those areas.
 
     
 
      Ryeland Flock Book Society
Ryeland Flock Book Society
 
 
  Ryeland Sheep are one of the traditional british sheep breeds. They're well known for producing excellent quality lamb and great tasting meat. Ryeland lamb is much sought after by rare-breed butchers, top chefs, hotels and restaurants. Hand spinners and weavers also seek out Ryeland sheep's wool for it texture and quality.
 
     
 
      shropshire sheep Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association & Flock Book Society  
 
  The Shropshire Sheep Breeders' Association is the oldest flock book society in the United Kingdom.
 
     
 
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