Useful Links

Shropshire Sheep Breeders on Facebook –

There are two pages on Facebook all about Shropshire Sheep.

Follow this link to see the latest news from Shropshire breeders on our Facebook page – Friends of Shropshire Sheep

Follow this link to see all about Shropshire Sheep grazing in trees and shrubs –  Shropshire Sheep Tree Club

Other useful links –

Here are some other useful links. Links shown as a bold heading have adverts in the 2022 SSBA Flockbook.

Shropshire Sheep Breeders Association – Breed Recording System
Online Recording System Link – Click Here
The above link will take you directly to the society ‘Breed Recording System’ so you can – birth notify, register, transfer and complete your records online. Click here for instructions on using the system.

Sell My Livestock
Online Livestock Marketplace – Facility for you to advertise your livestock for sale

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.

AHDB Beef and Lamb (formerly known as Eblex)
Tel 024 7669 2051

AHDB Beef & Lamb, a division of the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) 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 sectors.

There are also levy boards in Scotland and Wales that fulfil the same functions –



Signet’s mission is Profit from Performance. They are part of AHDB. Signet provide systems to allow breeders to record and benefit from performance data about their sheep (and cattle). Signet data systems are used by the SSBA breeders who are in the Shropshire Breed Improvement Scheme.

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
The Premium Sheep and Goat Health Schemes (PSGHS) works in partnership with veterinary surgeons across the country. It is serviced by SRUC Vets who have expertise covering all aspects of sheep and goat health issues. PSGHS offers health schemes for:
Maedi Visna (MV) for sheep /Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE) for goats; Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) and Johne’s Disease; Scrapie Monitoring Scheme for export & Scrapie Genotyping for selective breeding. Also Caseous Lymphadenitis (CLA) testing & Pre-Sale testing.
PSGHS have also launched a new website where sellers and buyers can search for accredited stock by breed or by county. You can also log in to your own flock and print off health declarations.
Tel 01463 226995

Tithebarn Ltd
Tel 01606 595000
Tithebarn is a specialist producer of livestock feed supplements. Founded in 1935, their mission is to help farmers improve the health and profitability of their stock. They operate in over. “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.”

FIM Capital
FIM offer portfolio management services from their base in the Isle of Man.

Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd
Unit 9, Livestock Centee, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4QR
See link here

OSMONDS – Agricultural & Livestock Supplements
See their website (click here) for your nearest stockist or to contact them directly

DINEDOOR GARAGES – Independent Land Rover specialists
Dinedoor Cross Garage, Hereford, HR2 6PD

NFU Mutual Shrewsbury  – Insurance, pensions and investments
Mutual House, Sitka Drive, Shrewsbury Business Park, Shrewsbury, SY2 6LG
Contact details here

WYNNSTAY – Agricultural Products & Services for all UK farmers 
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