Welcome to the official website of the Suffolk Sheep Society. Since 1886, the Society’s key aims are to protect the integrity of the breed, support our members and promote Suffolks as the leading domestic terminal sire. 


Suffolk is the flagship domestic breed in the British Isles and is recognised as the leading terminal sire on a variety of commercial ewes to produce top quality prime lamb. The breed has been in existence since the late 1700s.


Society Sales and Shows are the highlight of the annual pedigree calendar. Exhibitor, vendor, buyer, or just interested, read more to keep up to date with dates, reports, pictures and catalogues.


Suffolks are used in commercial flocks throughout the UK and Ireland. Click “Read more” for testimonials, performance data and information on how Suffolks play their part in the national foodchain.


Grassroots is the Suffolk Sheep Society’s pedigree software solution for managing and maintaining the Suffolk Flock Book. 

Go to Grassroots

Click on the “Grassroots Search” button to search for an individual animal, breeder or flock. Members can also manage their flock online.

Join the Society

We are here to protect the integrity and future of the breed and as a member, you will play a vital role in that. Registered pedigree Suffolks command a higher price with both commercial farmers and pedigree breeders. Join the Society and be part of ensuring the future of the breed.


The breed Society was established 135 years ago to primarily “advance and promote agriculture by improving the breed of suffolk sheep” and to “promote improvement of the breed of Suffolk sheep”. In essence, these noble aims remain the same and following its formation in Stowmarket on the 8th January 1886, the breed quickly spread throughout the UK and Ireland.

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We are delighted to be able to offer our new line of branded merchandise.
Please allow 5-10 working days for delivery


The Society is committed to growing a vibrant and engaging youth community, introducing NextGen – Succession for Suffolks!

If you are under 26 years old and have at least 2 registered pedigree Suffolk ewes, you can apply to become a NextGen member of the Society. Or click below to find out more!

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Click here to go to lots of useful forms and information ranging from details on Government Health Schemes to Society Rules and Directives as well as some useful links.


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