The Suffolk is one of our oldest, native British breeds and has been in existence since the late 1700’s. The breed Society was originally formed in 1886.

The Suffolk is renown as a terminal sire breed and remains No 1 for growth rate as proven by numerous independent scientific studies. This ability to grow and finish quickly is essential in today's market and Suffolk lambs can also be taken to heavier carcase weights, if required. Increasing numbers of commercial producers now include Suffolk genetics in their ewe flocks as the breed has high milk output, hard hooves and wide pelvic dimensions for easy lambing.

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Society Ram Sales

National (Shrewsbury)   21st & 22nd July 

Scottish (Stirling)   27 & 28th July 

Ballymena  1st August

Carlisle  4th August

Roscrea  4th & 5th August

Builth, Wales  7th August



Council Meetings

27th February 2017

11th May 2017

30th August 2017

12th December 2017

Please contact the Suffolk Sheep Society Office or your Society Branch should you wish to put forward any suggestions or matters for discussion.