Breed Development

Science into Practice – developing a sustainable sheep industry


The Society is fully committed to undertake activities for the advancement of Science. Such as engaging with research institutes to ensure the breed maintains performance and desirable functional traits. The research initiatives that society has been involved with in recent times include the collaboration with researchers to improve various functions of the breed as well as develop management tools for breeders to assist in the development of their flocks. The ultimate aim is to ensure that our breed continues to add value and enhance the production efficiency of the UK sheep Industry.

Research & Development initiatives the Society has directly supported:
Animal Health & Welfare
Genomics for harnessing meat production efficiency
Management tools for breed development