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The Suffolk is one of our oldest British breeds and has been in existence since the late 1700’s. The breed Society originally formed in 1886 and is now based in Unit 19, Ballymena Business Centre
Fenaghy Road, Galgorm, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, BT42 1FL

The Suffolk is number one for growth rate as confirmed by independent scientific studies. This ability to grow and finish quickly is essential. Suffolk lambs can be taken to heavier carcase weights. Increasing numbers of commercial producers now include Suffolk genetics in their ewe flocks as the breed has high milk output, hard hooves and wide pelvic dimensions for easy lambing.

Society sales in England, Scotland and Wales and most of the Agricultural Shows are for MV accredited sheep only. Prospective members are therefore recommended to join the Maedi Visna Accrediation Scheme. This is run by the Sheep & Goat Health Schemes.
There is a new Suffolk Breed Benchmark for assessing the genetic merit of recorded breeding stock within the Suffolk breed. For information contact Signet Breeding Services Tel: 0247 647 8829 
David Hampson original owner of Greenslade Flock passed away in August 2014. David who was based at North Tawton started the flock in 1946 with 10 ewes and built it up over several years purchasing ewes from CJP Ball, A G Waspe, A Duke and J S Taylor. Scince then all replacements were home bred.

Today Greenslade Suffolk Flock is being run by Lorrain Ruby and Duncan Stephen who took over the flock from where David left off.

Lorraine and Duncan were particularly succesful at the 2017 Okehampton Show, Stoney Park Showground, Holsworthy Road,
Okehampton, EX20 1SW where the Greenslade Flock presented 2 cracking lambs who came first and second in show ​

This year the Greenslade Suffolk Flock produced 20 lambs. Today the Greenslade Suffolk Flock numbers are 4 rams 23 ewes and 20 lambs.