Directory of Sheep and Cattle Breeds

  • 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.
    Email :
    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
    KA7 1XB
    +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,
    CV8 2RG
    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
    LN2 2NA
    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