The White Suffolk sheep is a breed of domestic sheep from Australia. Samuel Marsden. Produce the ideal lamb for todays market, Under favourable conditions Suffolk lambs mature for market as early as 9 to 12 weeks, or can be carried 1887 First Flock Book published - 46 flocks were registered, 32 of these in the County of Suffolk. problems, loss of life and husbandry supervision, Suffolk Sires are ideal for maiden ewes, merinos and first cross ewes alike 1984 593 Studs registered in the 1984 Flock Book. The breed thrives in wet conditions with its hard black feet, having immunity to foot diseases. Facts about Suffolk Sheep, "Scientific name for Suffolk Sheep is Ovis aries". 1600's Norfolks were crossed with Southdowns and originally known as Southdown Norfolks or Blackfaces. They are black-faced, open-faced variety of sheep. Well covered in meat, of muscle no lack, It is a large framed sheep with a long, thickset body and smooth shoulders. Hocks weel sprung, standing high on strong feet. This means that this breed is produced for its meat and its wool. Face and four legs as black as the devil, The Suffolk sheep is a breed of domestic sheep from United Kingdom. Black-faced breed It originated by cross-breeding black-faced South Down sheep on ancient native sheep named Norfolk. a minimum, Lambs are born with narrow heads and smooth shoudlers and are very strong at birth minimising lambing on to heavy weights, The Suffolk lamb carcase is full of choice LEAN meat early 1800's Historical records show that the first Suffolks were bought to Australia by Rev. It is a polled, black-faced breed, and is raised primarily for its meat. The breed is not desirable for wool production. Suffolk sheep are a breed of domestic sheep that are bred mainly for meat. 1810 Accepted as purebreds. Produced with the support of the Suffolk Sheep Society of Australia, the Australian Stud Sheep Breeders Association and the Australian Suffolk Association. Handsome and hardy, happily hornless, Legs of mutton well filled, tail level with back, Carriage Alert, showing stamina and quality, Wool White, fine and moderately short and dense (24 micron), Meat Fine grain, lean and meaty. It originated in the late eighteenth century in the area of Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, as a result of cross-breeding when Norfolk Horn ewes were put to improved Southdown rams. Suffolks are prolific, early maturing sheep with excellent mutton carcasses.They are energetic, and the whole carriage is alert, showing stamina and quality. The black hard feet make sure that the Suffolk are built to go the distance. The Suffolk is a British breed of domestic sheep. The Suffolk sheep breed is perhaps the most commonly used purebred sheep breed in the United States and are a frequent choice for commercial shepherds as terminal sires in crossbreeding programs. Lambs are born with variable colouring (some have quite dark wool) but this colouring is lost from the body as the animal matures. It is unsurpassed in eating quality and is considered the breed for the table. Large framed sheep with strikingly attractive black head and legs. Suffolk Sheep breeds were at first developed in England as the consequence of crossing of Norfolk Horned ewes and Southdown rams. Hindquarters and twist, wide deep and meaty. The use of the Suffolk sire is preferred on maiden ewes and makes identification of cross bred lambs easier. It is readily used in the woollen trade and is renowned for durability Prolific in twins, rarely born less, Suffolk, breed of medium-wool, dark-faced, hornless sheep developed in England during the years 1800 to 1850 by mating Norfolk horned ewes with Southdown rams. (Soays are small shedding sheep with hairy black/brown fleeces - still inhabit the St Kilda Islands of the Hebrides), 43 AD Romans occupied Britain and took with them their livestock, including some large, long-woolled sheep, 1300's Brought another new breed - the Norfolk Horn, a descendant of the Soay. 1774 An agricultural writer said "It has been observed these (sheep) ought to be called the Suffolk breed, the mutton for the table has no superior in texture or grain, flavour, quantity and colour of gravy.". Hardy constitution gives high resistance to internal parasites, Owing to tremendous libido and greater activity, ram to ewe percentage can be reduced Around 25,000 stud ewes mated. Suffolk sheep can be found around the world and are a popular choice in countries which value commercial sheep production. Breeding program began in 1977 by Dr. Ewan Roberts of the University of N.S.W Australia to develop a terminal sire breed of sheep. It was originally developed in England as the result of crossing Southdown rams on Norfolk Horned ewes. This breed was introduced to the U.S. in 1888, but it originated in England as a product of crossing Norf… Suffolks are also outstanding in the dry areas where the high fertility rams work well even in "A history of 100 years of positive impact on the Australian sheepmeat industry”. Long thick set body and smooth shoudlers. The name Suffolk was used for the first time. 1886 The breed recognised by the English Royal Society. Less rams needed, thus less managament time The sheep is covered in white, fine wool that is moderately short and dense (24 microns). 2016 © Suffolk Sheep Society of Australia. Colours: There are no other colours known to the Suffolk Society, however there is a breed of s…