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The Logie Durno sheep enterprise is proof positive that
            Suffolks are a winning option for commercial farmers

            he Ingram’s Logie Durno commercial   They have a flock of 150 registered pedigree
                                            Suffolk ewes which lamb in February. They also
            sheep enterprise is focused
 Foreword  T on  producing  high  performing   use recipients to carry embryos from their top
       rams with all the required traits for the
                                            bloodlines. The flock produced 80 shearling
                                            rams primarily from grass and are sold privately
       commercial farmer. They currently run
       3,500 ewes which are all MV Accredited,
       Scrapie  Monitored  and  performance   from farm and delivered throughout the UK.
       recorded with Signet. In 2020 Logie Durno   The foundation of the flock was made up
 ext year we will be celebrating 135   by the hot summers   produced 850 rams for sale.  with shearling ewes purchased from the
 years of the Suffolk Sheep Society   and associated
 Nand the Suffolk ram is still the leading   respiratory problems
 domestic terminal sire in the UK and Ireland.   in some breeds,
 Suffolk sired lamb produces an excellent   commercial farmers
 early lamb with great muscling and marbling   are becoming more reliant on the Suffolk
 to deliver the taste, flavour and texture   ram as  many other breeds  struggle to
 demanded by today’s consumer.  perform in the current hot summers.
 Because the Suffolk can deliver in a variety   Traditionally a terminal sire, more and
 of environments and isn’t adversely affected   more farmers are also using Suffolks
 for their maternal qualities and are
 discovering that difficulties such as
 mastitis are not an issue with Suffolk ewes.
 Introducing Suffolk genetics into a
 commercial flock can only benefit financially,
 a faster finished lamb, with excellent
 muscling and marbling makes perfect
 financial sense. So whether your business
 is prime, store or breeding lambs, Suffolks
 continue to deliver for the producer, the
 processor and the consumer.
 Robin McIlrath
 Breed Secretary & CEO
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