Why Keep Shropshire Sheep

Welcome to our website. Shropshire Sheep are the oldest pedigree registered breed in the UK, but far from being old fashioned and outdated, their strengths make them ideal for the modern kind of sustainable farming. 

They are the tri-purpose breed. 

  • They thrive on pasture and produce meat of excellent quality, being both good terminal sires and excellent mothers. 
  • They are the “tree-friendly” breed, being able to graze tree plantations and orchards without damaging the trees. They’re now being used in vineyards too. 
  • They have wool that is good enough for hand knitting.

Why join the Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association?

Why join the Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association? 

  • Peace of mind – a pedigree certificate is the only way of proving an animal is pure-bred
  • Improve your flock – pedigrees allow genetic diversity and performance to be managed
  • Support the breeds’ long term future and development
  • Pedigree stock are worth more financially

Click here for more details on the benefits of joining

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Follow Shropshire Sheep on Facebook at Friends of Shropshire Sheep (for general news on Shropshire Sheep) and also at Shropshire Sheep Tree Club (for news about grazing sheep in trees).