Southdown Sheep Society, NZ

"The sheep with an illustrious past and a very bright future"

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Welcome to the Southdown Sheep Society website.

The Southdown sheep breed should be your first stop when looking for top performing mutton breeds and terminal sires to use with commercial flocks.

While our website will always be a work in progress we hope to add more and more information to support our members, our commercial partners, and the livestock farming industry in general. So have a look around our website, contact any of the Council or Breeders for more information, or if you have questions, we will only be to pleased to help.

The latest news items can be read by clicking on ‘Southdown News’ in the left column or at the top of each page, or for the latest three news items click a red headline below.

Latest Southdown News

Sheep and breeders flock to Amberley

Sheep and breeders flock to Amberley

There were large numbers of sheep at the Amberley Domain on Saturday. More than 240 sheep were en[read more]
Flying start for stud’s new ram

Flying start for stud’s new ram

By Sally Rae Back in January, some unusual cargo arrived on the tarmac at Dunedin Airpor[read more]
Memory of loyal supporter honoured at show

Memory of loyal supporter honoured at show

North Otago A&P Association stalwart Dave McClea was remembered during a special event at this y[read more]
New Southdown Australia Website

New Southdown Australia Website

The new Southdown Australia website has been launched and includes contact details, breed standa[read more]
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Southdown Named Supreme Sheep of Gore Show

A large crowd gathered to watch the sheep judging which comprised many breeds from the traditional R[read more]
Brothers and their stock in limelight at Winton A&P Show

Brothers and their stock in limelight at Winton A&P Show

Alister Hall, his brother Rob and daughter Teegan had a special family moment at the Winton A&a[read more]
‘Big and meaty’ rams in lineup at Turiroa

‘Big and meaty’ rams in lineup at Turiroa

Turiroa Stud near Wairoa will host their second on-farm terminal ram sale on December 12. They will [read more]
Ram sales season off to good start

Ram sales season off to good start

Although it is only a couple of weeks into the Otago and Southland ram sales season, early indicator[read more]
Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale - Quality rams proving hard to sell

Canterbury A&P Association Elite Ram and Ewe Sale - Quality rams proving hard to sell

"Good rams"' remain unsold after last Friday's Canterbury A&P Association elite ram and ewe sale[read more]
Canterbury A&P Show Results 2019

Canterbury A&P Show Results 2019

Southdown 3740 Ram, over 18 months, shorn. 1st Place Stuart W Brannigan 2nd Place A C & L [read more]