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

Buyers gather for new season lambs

Buyers gather for new season lambs

THE first decent entry of new season lambs at any sale yard nationwide was presented at Stortford &n[read more]
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2018 Southdown NZ Manawatu/Wairarapa Tour

MANAWATU/WAIRARAPA TOUR ITINERARY MONDAY 30TH APRIL Arrive In Palmerston North Council Meet[read more]
Playing cricket important in sheep breeder's life

Playing cricket important in sheep breeder's life

A cricket game at Waikoikoi prevented Ross McCall from being on hand to receive the trophy for [read more]
Calder has many memories of Southland A&P Shows

Calder has many memories of Southland A&P Shows

A sheep stud breeder says one of the best things about A & P Shows is the camaraderie. And, G[read more]
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Southdown NZ Newsletter 121

NEWSLETTER NO. 121. As 2017 draws to a close and in general the year has been one of surprises, b[read more]
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Ram Health & Husbandry

Ram Health and Husbandry: a summary for getting the best out of your genetics Dave Robertson BVSc [read more]
Top Ram Sells for $16,000 at 2017 Canterbury Elite Ram and Ewe Sale

Top Ram Sells for $16,000 at 2017 Canterbury Elite Ram and Ewe Sale

Top Ram sells for $16,000 at Elite Ram and Ewe Sale The 2017 Canterbury A&P Association Elite[read more]
Canterbury A&P Show: A 'Rock Star' ram and flying gumboots

Canterbury A&P Show: A 'Rock Star' ram and flying gumboots

They may be little, but a dramatic steeplechase featuring Shetland ponies was one of the big drawcar[read more]
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Southdown NZ Newsletter 120

NEWSLETTER NO. 120. The year rolls on yet again and for some lambing not too many weeks off. As f[read more]
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2016 Feilding Stud Ram and Ewe Fair

FEILDING STUD RAM AND EWE FAIR DETAILS - SOUTHDOWN - 13TH December, 2016 Lot 51 Willowhaugh 7/15&nb[read more]