Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Defra Helpline - Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm 08459 33 55 77
Defra is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on the environment, food and rural affairs

National Sheep Association (NSA)
Tel 01684 892661
This specialist organisation is dedicated to safeguarding the interests and future of sheep farmers throughout the UK.

English Beef and Lamb Executive (Eblex)
Tel 024 7669 2051
EBLEX is the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England. We exist to enhance the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector.

British Wool Marketing Board
Tel 01274 688666
The British Wool Marketing Board operates a central marketing system for UK fleece wool with the aim of achieving the best possible net returns for farmers.

Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST)
Tel 024 7669 6551
Throughout the world one breed of farm animal becomes extinct every month. RBST is working to make sure that this does not happen in the UK

Natural England
Tel 0845 600 3078
Natural England is the governments advisor on the natural environment. We provide practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard Englands natural wealth for the benefit of everyone.

SAC Premium Sheep & Goat Health Scheme
Tel 01463 226995
SAC Premium Sheep & Goat Health Scheme launch a new website which is great value to both sellers and buyers of stock. On this website you can search for accredited stock by breed or by county. You can also log in to your own flock and print off health declerations.

Tithebarn Ltd
Tel 01606 595000
We operate on a very simple principle. We produce the best quality supplements to help make your enterprise more profitable. That's why farmers have trusted us for over 75 years.

First Pastures
Our comprehensive range of quality titles, many of which are discounted, include those on tractors and farm machinery, livestock husbandry, sheepdogs, beekeeping, smallholding and self-sufficiency,farming archive,rural nostalgia and archive films of British life.

Farm Care UK
Tel 01273 470080
A company specializing in everything from sheep shears to fencing as well as a range of products for other animals.

Shropshire Sheep Breeders Websites -

Thierry Briand
This is a direct link to Thierry's Shropshire Sheep in France

Contact for more information

Shopshire Sheep Breeders on Facebook -

Shropshire Sheep Breeders - On-line Registration System

Members are now able to register and transfer their stock on - line via a new website : Alison, who is an IT specialist, has written the program and developed the website herself. Members of the breed society are now welcome to try it out, although payments must still be made either by BACS transfer or by cheque.

Anyone who uses the website and sends fees to the SSBA by BACS is asked to send a clear reference with the internet banking payment so that the Treasurer can tell what the payment is for, or to send her an email explaining the same.

The website will eventually allow birth notifications to be completed on-line as well. Paper registrations will, however, remain an option for breeders.