Southdown Sheep Society, NZ

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

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

Annual Southdown Tour & AGM 2024

Annual Southdown Tour & AGM 2024

The Manwatu and Wairarapa Southdown Tour and AGM began at Palmerston North on the 6th May, 2024 with[read more]
One of our newest Southdown Studs featured on Wonderwall!

One of our newest Southdown Studs featured on Wonderwall!

Sometimes a sweet little story deserves big-time treatment. So it proved with one of the most strik[read more]
Sale of prized ram puts more than 4000 meals on tables

Sale of prized ram puts more than 4000 meals on tables

More than 4000 meals have been provided for less fortunate families from the generosity of one man a[read more]
Probe tech data to help farmers marble meat better

Probe tech data to help farmers marble meat better

Alliance Group will be deploying probes created by an Australian company to measure the marbling of [read more]
New Zealand Agricultural Show: Southdown ewe the mother of all champions

New Zealand Agricultural Show: Southdown ewe the mother of all champions

A champion ewe is the mother of all mothers in the show ring. The 2018-born ewe, 479-18, has produc[read more]
A&P show a way to remember ancestors - Neville Moorhead

A&P show a way to remember ancestors - Neville Moorhead

A Southbridge farmer whose great, great uncle competed at the Ellesmere A&P Association’s f[read more]
Ram prices continue to rise

Ram prices continue to rise

The pursuit to breed structurally sound, high-performing commercial rams continues in West Otago. [read more]
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2022 Flock Book Published

The NZ Southdown Society Flock Book for 2022 has been published and non-members and interested visit[read more]
Stud owners ready for a new chapter

Stud owners ready for a new chapter

[Story by Sally Rae] For more than a century, the Punchbowl name has been synonymous with stu[read more]
Ian Jordan made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Ian Jordan made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Ian Jordan has come a long way since paying 30 guineas for a stud ewe, and he’s hoping his legs can [read more]

 

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