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Breed Directory for Sheep and Cattle

  Sheep Breeds
Badger-face Welsh Mountain

"Not just a pretty face" Hardy, prolific, excellent for commercial crossing.
Lucy Levinge Tel: 01981 550685


The terminal sire

Tel/Fax 01768 341124

du Cher

Early lambing, Easy lambing, Early finishing
Sue Powell 01989 770071
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Blackface Blackface sheep Breeders' Association
Aileen McFadzean Tel: 01738 634018
Black Welsh Mountains Hardy, prolific and disease-resistant
L. Lewin, Lake Villa, Bradworthy, Devon, Exeter EX22 7SQ
Tel: 01409 241579
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Bluefaced Leicester The only sire of the famous Mule
Helen Carr, Riverside View, Warwick Road, Carlisle CA1 2BS
Tel: 01228 598022
Border Leicester The versatile crossing sire
Nesta Todd, Greenend, St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9ES 01835 824207
British Friesland The high-yielding dairy breed
British Friesland Sheep Society, Weir Park Farm, Waterwell Lane, Christow, Exeter EX6 7PB
01647 252549 Email:
British Milksheep

The Crossing Sire
Secretary W.J. Hopkins Tel 01564 742398


Quantity with quality, crossbreeds of distinction
Alun Davies, Pharm House, Willaston, South Wirral, L64 2TF
Tel: 0151 327 5699
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Charmoise Hill

Hardy hill sheep adding shape to prime lambs
Contact David Trow:
Tel: 01686 688234

Dorper Prolific ewes,fast-growing lambs and no wool
Tel: 01488 648111
Dorset Down King of the Prime Lamb Breed
Dorset Down Sheepbreeders Association The Secretary, Havett Farm, Dobwalls, Liskeard, Cornwall.
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Easy Care Easy-laming, lively quick growing lambs.
Iolo Owen, Tel 01407 840250
Ile de France The breed to meat your grades
Edward Adamson Tel: 07711071290
Hebridean Sheep Ancient breed ideal for conservation grazing. Tel: +44 (0)1908 611092
Lleyn Hard to pronounce, impossible to beat
Mrs G. Roberts, Gwyndy, Bryncroes, Pwllheli, Gwynedd LL53 8ET Tel: 01758 730366
Meatlinc The ram for quality lamb
For details call 01904 448675
North Country Cheviot The ideal crossing sire for hill ewes
Tel/Fax 01461 600646
North of England Mule The original and best mule
Dorothy Bell Tel: 01388 527411
Poll Dorset Quality lambs every month of the year
Marguerite Cowley Tel: 01305 262126
Portland Good looking primitive type breed, ideal for conservation grazing. Website:
Romanov Early-maturing, highly prolific sheep well adapted to cold climate. Now available in UK
Rouge The easy lambing terminal sire
Sue Archer Tel: 0247654 1766
Scotch Mule

Prolific and profitable, milky and hardy
Mr George Allan
Bogside Cottage
Ochiltree KA18 2QF
Telephone:01292591821 / 07840537811

Shetland Easy lambing, excellent conservation grazers
B Burrows, Tel: 01422 883651
Shropshire Easy-care traditional breed ideal for extensive systems
Pippa Geddes Tel: 01743 741689

Julie Suffolk, Soay Sheep Society, Back Forest Farm, Swythamley, Macclesfield, SK11 0RF
Telephone : 01260 227643,
email :
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Southdown Sheep

The traditional modern terminal sire
Mrs Gail Sprake Tel: 01986 782251


The Suffolk Sheep Society
The Sheep Centre, Malvern
Worcs. WR13 6PH
Telephone 01684 893366

Swaledale England's premier hill breed
John Stephenson, The Shooting Lodge, High Shipley
Eggleston, Barnard Castle, Durham. DL12 0DP
Tel: 01833 650516

Excellent crossing sire for upland breeds
Tel: 01833 630349

Vendeen "Probably the best terminal sire"
Andrew John, Darkes House, Conderton, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 7PP
Tel: 01386 725229
Wiltshire Horn The woolless meat sheep
Mrs C Cormack Tel: 0844 800 1029
Zwartbles Ram

Producing excellent pedigree and cross bred lambs that mature in just 12 weeks.Ideal for the short summer grazing. Ewes are friendly,lamb with no problems and are very hardy. Hardly ever sick or sorry.
Jayne Stevenson, Barn Meadow, West Malling, Kent. ME19
Tel: 01634 242997/07990 655118

Cattle Breeds
Aberdeen Angus Pedigree House, 6 King’s Place
Perth, Perthshire
Scotland PH2 8AD
Tel: +44 (0) 1738 622 477
Ayrshire Ayrshire Cattle Soc.
17 Barns Street, Ayr
+44(0)1292 267123
British Blue British Blue Cattle Society
Fell View, Blencarn
Penrith, Cumbria
CA10 1TX
Tel: +44-(0)1768 88775
Blonde British Blonde Soc.
4th Street NAC
Stoneleigh Park
Warks. CV8 2LG
02476 419058
British White British White Cattle Soc. Meadow View, Kelby Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 3AJ Tel : +44 (0) 140030142
Charolais The British Charolais Cattle Society
Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park,
Kenilworth, Warwickshire,
Tel: (+44) (0)2476 697222
Dexter The Dexter Cattle Soc.
RASE Offices, Stoneleigh Park
Warks, CV8 2LZ
Tel: 02476 692300
Galloway Galloway Cattle Society
15 New Market Street
Castle Douglas DG7 1HY
(+44) 01556 502753
Gloucester Gloucester Cattle Society
Hillfields Lodge
Lighthorne, Warwickshire
CV35 0BQ
Tel: 01926 651147
Guernsey English Guernsey Cattle Soc.
Scotsbridge House, Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, Herts.
Tel 44-1923-695-204
Hereford The Hereford Cattle Society
Hereford House
3 Offa Street
Hereford. HR1 2LL
Tel:  +44(0)1432 272057
Holstein Holstein UK
Scotsbridge House
Herts. WD3 3BB
Tel: 01923 695200
Jersey Jersey Cattle Society
Scotsbridge House,
Scots Hill, Rickmansworth,
Hertfordshire, WD3 3BB
tel: 01923 695296
Limousin British Limousin Cattle Soc.
NAC, Stoneleigh,
Warwickshire, CV8 2RA
Tel: +44(0)2476 696500
Lincoln Red Lincoln Red Cattle Society
Lincolnshire Showground
Grange de Lings
Tel: +44 (1522) 511395
Riggit Galloway Riggit Galloway Cattle Society
Sec: Anton Coaker,
01364 631276
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Riggit Galloway
Shetland The breed for the future
Sec: Barry Allen
Simmental The British Simmental Cattle Society Ltd,
Stoneleigh Parks, Kenilworth
Warwickshire. CV8 2LG
Tel. +44 (0)2476 696513
Shorthorn Shorthorn / Beef shorthorn
02476 696549
Sussex Sussex Cattle Society
Station Road, Robertsbridge
East Sussex TN32 5DG
Tel: 01580 880105
Welsh Black Welsh Black Cattle Society
13 Bangor Street
Caernarfon, Gwynedd
LL55 1AP
Tel: +44 (0)1286 672391
White Park White Park Cattle Soc,
77 High Street
Great Barford
Bedfordshire  MK44 3LF