On our site you can find information relating to the breed, latest news, details of shows and sales, stock for sale and information from Breeders’ Groups around the regions.

Our breed can meet your needs - whether you are looking for a terminal sire to produce quick maturing lambs, or a few Southdown sheep on a few acres.

The Society hopes our website offers you a starting point, please get in touch with the Southdown Office for further information.


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Welcome to the website of

The Southdown Sheep Society


As many of you will realise the Society website isn't looking as it should. Unfortunately, the website is currently experiencing technical difficulties and will be replaced by a new website in 2016.

In the meantime the current website retains all the functionality and content. Should you have any issues accessing content please email the Society office.  


Premier Southdown Sale, taking place on July 29th...click here

JAB has organised a series of events for farmers, vets and wider industry to find out more about the current situation with bluetongue, the risks to the UK, information about the disease and more on the vaccine from vets and advisers.


1 July, 1:30pm, OXFORDSHIRE - Thame Farmers Auction Mart Limited, North Street, Thame, Oxon OX9 3FP


30 June, 10am, CAMBRIDGESHIRE - Abbots Ripton Village Hall, The Green, Abbots Ripton, Huntingdon PE28 2PF
30 June, 6:30pm, BEDFORDSHIRE - Millbrook Village Hall, Sandhill Close, Millbrook, Bedfordshire MK45 2JD
4 July, 2pm, NORFOLK - Dereham Football Club, Aldiss Park, Norwich Road, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3PX


28 June, 2pm, LEICESTERSHIRE - Melton Mowbray Market, Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY
28 June, 6:30pm, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE - Thrapston Market, Thrapston, Northamptonshire NN14 4JU


29 June, 6:30pm, WARWICKSHIRE - Rugby Farmers Mart, The Charolais Pavilion, Avenue M, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2RG


12 July, 2pm, DEVON - The Holsworthy Agricultural Centre, New Market Road, Holsworthy, Devon EX22 7FA
13 July, 2pm, DORSET - Shaftsbury Livestock Market, Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8PH
13 July, 6:30pm, SOMERSET - Sedgemoor Auction Centre, Market Way, North Pehterton, Somerset TA6 6DF
15 July, 2pm, GLOUCESTERSHIRE - Cotswold Agricultural Centre, Driffield Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 5QA

There are a few more dates to plan in  for Cornwall, West Sussex/Surrey, Devon (Exeter), Wiltshire and Wales. All details are also be listed on the NFU BTV page  www.nfuonline.com/bluetongue/

Worcester Sale
Worcester sale on September 3rd...see link for the entry form  and the schedule

Ashford Sale
National sale at Ashford on July 29th...more information

Flock Competition
Entry form and rules now available to download

Anniversary Dinner Dance 2016
Tickets are still available for the Anniversary Dinner Dance on August 6th...purchase your tickets
  and for full directions to Goodwood
Please see our range of anniversary merchandise available...click here

New Lambs?
Animals born this year should be registered either via Pedeweb, or by completing the paper forms and mailing to the Southdown Sheep Society office...view the lamb registration form 

Shows 2016
A list of shows coming up in 2016...click here

Southdown Merchandising
A new range of merchandising is available now.....click here for full details

125th Anniversary 2016 National Southdown Show
Saturday August 6th, 2016 - please click here for full details  and visit the shows 2016 page downloads section for entry forms

Spring Newsletter
The Spring Newsletter is now available....Click here to read now


Premier Southdown Sale Jul 18, 2016 9:37 AM
Directions to Goodwood -with Gate 1 marked Jun 24, 2016 1:23 PM
Biosecurity form Jun 24, 2016 1:22 PM
2016-AGM-Proxy-Form Jun 24, 2016 1:22 PM
Worcester schedule 2016 Jun 24, 2016 1:05 PM
Worcester Sale entry form 2016 Jun 24, 2016 1:05 PM
Southdown-National-Sale-Entry-Form-and-Schedule ASHFORD 2016 Jun 24, 2016 1:04 PM
Lamb registration form Jun 24, 2016 12:54 AM
Lamb registration & summary form (updated April 2015) Jun 24, 2016 12:53 AM
Flock Comp rules 2016 Jun 24, 2016 12:52 AM
Flock Comp entry form 2016 Jun 24, 2016 12:51 AM
Anniversary merchandise Jun 24, 2016 12:50 AM
Anniversary Dinner information & booking form Jun 24, 2016 12:49 AM
Southdown News Spring 2016 Jun 27, 2016 10:48 AM
Rules of the Southdown Sheep Society (approved 14-10-15).pdf Dec 23, 2015 1:23 PM
Southdown Sheep Society Field Day 2015 Dec 23, 2015 11:36 AM
Southdown Newsletter Autumn 2015 Dec 23, 2015 11:35 AM
Winter Fairs Report 2015 Dec 15, 2015 2:02 AM
Southdown­ Spring Newsletter 2015.pdf May 20, 2015 6:21 AM
Society events 2015.pdf May 19, 2015 7:06 AM
Southdown Autumn Newsletter 2014.pdf Apr 30, 2015 2:02 PM
Southdown Newsletter Spring 2014 Jun 10, 2014 6:09 AM
Southdown Newsletter Autumn 2013 Jan 08, 2014 1:39 AM