Welcome to the Official Suffolk Sheep Society Club Website for the West of Ireland
In the recent Department of Agriculture Survey of sheep production in Ireland, the Western Region showed the greatest volume of breeding ewes in the country. Closely associated with many flocks over the years has been the Suffolk Ram and Suffolk Cross-bred ewes. Western farmers were quick to realise the values of the Suffolk Breed. Their hardiness, proliferacy, rapid growth rates, meat quality and ease of husbandry has made them the most popular finishing breed in the country.
In the early seventies, the club was formed to produce quality pedigree stock for the Western farmer and beyond. Today the club boasts 38 members with many young, vibrant breeders keen to produce the best quality Suffolks. The Pedigree lines held by all the breeders reflect a huge personal investment to put the West of Ireland Club Suffolks at the top of the sales all around Ireland.
Sales are held from early August through to October but private sales are always welcome by the breeders. These ram sales are spread throughout the major marts in the West, with many of our breeders producing breeder’s ram lambs and ewe lambs at South of Ireland Premier sales in Blessington and Roscrea.
Members of the club are drawn from counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon and Longford. The Club organises Championships, information events, flock visits and support for new members who are always welcome.
The Club are delighted to announce that all our Club Sales will continue as planned for 2020.
We have been working closely with our regular Marts to organise our sales and each one will be conducted subject to current Government regulations. Our breeders have a superb range of stock, both male and female, available as a direct result of the continuously improving bloodlines being produced within the Club. All stock sold at Club sales is fully affiliated to and registered with the Suffolk Sheep Society with full certification available.
Entry forms for all of the Club sales will be available online shortly. Details of arrivals, social distancing measures in the rings and the pens will be communicated to vendors in advance of the sales. These instructions will be based on the most up to date information available at the time and will be subject to change.
Please keep an eye on the website here and on our FB page for updates on Sales for the coming season.
Members will be pleased to know that our Club has gone from strength to strength over the last year with fantastic feedback from Mart Managers, farmers and judges as to the quality of the stock which the Club presented. Suffolk Sheep Society Pedigrees are recognised world wide and are part of the largest Flockbook available with top bloodlines available. A large number of sheep have already been exported to various parts of Europe in the last number of months. Brexit will have no effect on sales as the pedigree status of The Suffolk Sheep Society has already been acknowledged by Europe.
No other society can offer you this.
By being a member of this club and The Suffolk Sheep Society you are given the best of everything. Promotion is going to be bigger and better than ever before and the affilliation we have with the society office allows us to market our sheep in Ireland, the UK and throughout Europe.
The West of Ireland Registered Pedigree Suffolk Sheep Breeders Club is a fully affiliated club of the Suffolk Sheep Society.
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