Mason, I.L. In 1886, the English Suffolk Society was organized to provide registry service and to further develop the use of the breed. Accounts: Fourth Edition. Spider lamb syndrome is most common in the Suffolk breed. That spring Streeter had a 200% lamb crop. Galgorm, Ballymena The fleeces are considered medium wool in type, with a fiber diameter of 25.5 to 33 microns, and spinning count of 48 to 58. Three ewes end two rams had been donated by the English Suffolk Sheep Society to the University of Idaho. However, sheepmen of that day did not like the long legs, flat sides, nor wild nature of the Norfolk Horned. NOTE: The form can also be used for Comments, Suggestions, and Corrections. Ranges reflect different production systems, time of lambing and intensity of feeding and finishing. Several leading sheepmen saw these sheep at the sale and they liked what they saw. After several rounds of bidding, the ram was finally sold to Laidlaw and Brockie (developers of the Panama breed) of Muldoon, Idaho, for $500. Fenaghy Road Information on adding new breeds or updating existing information. We are currently looking for high resolution pictures of any of the breeds. Days. C.A.B International. 1996. Since that time, the University of Idaho has played a great part in developing and advancing the Suffolk in the western states. These men were so impressed with the offspring from their Suffolk ram that they made several importations and were consistent buyers at the National Ram Sales. The Suffolk did not make its appearance in the western states until 1919. These prize breeding animals had belonged to Joseph Smith of Hasketon, and one 21 month old ewe weighed exactly 200 pounds when she came off the ship. Suffolk sheep is raised mainly for meat production. Fleece weights from mature ewes are between 2.3 and 3.6 kg, with yield of 50 to 62 percent. BT42 1FL, Chief Exec: World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. This breed and its crosses were valued highly both by farmers and butchers. The Suffolk sheep are very strong and hardy animals. Today's Suffolk derives its meatiness and quality of wool from the old original British Southdown. One of the rams was to be sold at auction at the National Ram Sale in Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright © 1995-2015 Oklahoma State University Board of Regents. They noted that Southdowns crossed with Norfolk produced a progeny that reduced most of the criticisms of both breeds. Enquiries:, A company Limited by Guarantee, no. But it is also good for wool production. The upland regions of Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge on the southeastern coast of England are very rugged and forage is sparse. Suffolk cross lambs easily achieve 40kg weights at 15-16 weeks with the ideal 3mm backfat. Ewe lambs achieve 90-92% of ram lamb figures. Who's Who in U.S. Sheep Breeds(poster), American Sheep Industry Assn., Inc.; 6911 S. Yosemite St.  Suite 200; Englewood, CO 80112-1414  Phone: (303) 771-3500 FAX: (303) 771-8200. Address: Suffolk Sheep Society Ltd animal-science-mail-form Please mail your original copies with our email form Ballymena Business Centre That spring Streeter had a 200% lamb crop. Both sexes were horned. Range. Through selection and careful breeding by many great English sheepmen, the Suffolks brought to this country retained the qualities for which they were originally mated. They were low set in front with high shoulders and light forequarters; however, their sides were good, rather broad in the loin, and were full in the thigh and twist. --> They were blackfaced, light, fleeced sheep. The Norfolk Horned sheep, now rare, were a wild and hardy breed. 273 pp. Please provide a description of this breed as well document.write('animal-science-mail-form'); Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science. … The first Suffolks were brought into this country in 1888 by Mr. G. B. Streeter of Chazy, New York. All rights reserved. Weight/scan. The ewes … It was this dry, cold and windy area in which the Norfolk breed adapted itself to traveling great distances for food, thereby developing a superbly muscular body. A 9 month old ram weighed 195 pounds and in the spring of 1890, a 7 week old twin weighed 85 pounds. In 1930, Southdowns were described as large sheep without horns, dark faces and legs, fine bones and long small necks. It was said at that time of the Norfolk Horned, "their limbs are long and muscular, their bodies are long and their general form betokens activity and strength."