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.


Recently Updated

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 spring of 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.  

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

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

2016 Anniversary Year Book 
The Anniversary Year Book replaces the yearly Breeders' Directory and is our central marketing piece for 2016, our 125th Anniversary year.It is A4 format and full colour throughout.  It is not too late to purchase advertising space and publicize your flock.  Charges are £80 for a full page, £40 for a half page, £30 for a quarter page.The usual £10 for a box listing (highlighting breeder's name & address, flock name & number and telephone numbers) remains available at the current price.  All adverts placed in the Year Book will automatically be included on the new website which is due to be launched in the Spring. 

Final deadline for submission of print-ready adverts is late February 2016.

Please contact the Southdown Office for further information if needed.

Many members may well have spotted an error in the registration rates contained the Rules of the Society recently issued with the Newsletter.  The correct rates are below and apply for all registrations from 2014 onwards. We apologise for any confusion this may have caused.

The current registration charges are:
Online registration fee per ewe lamb        £4
Online registration fee per ram lamb        £8
Paper registration fee per ewe lamb        £5
Paper registration fee per ram lamb        £10
Late registration fee on line and/or on paper £20 per animal

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

Southdown Sheep Society Field Day 2015
The annual Field Day, together with the AGM, was held on August 22nd at Scotland Farm, Hawkley, Hampshire, by kind permission of James and Jessica Cross. The event was very well attended with members and friends attending from a wide area. ...Click here to read more
Southdowns lead the way at this year’s Winter Fairs
Southdowns were well represented at the Winter Fairs around the country this season, and the breed dominated the native breed classes up and down the country...Read final report from the 2015 Winter Fairs

Registration Reminder
Members are reminded that the deadline for the registration of 2015 born lambs is December 31st. Any lambs registered after that date have to charged at the late registration rate of £20 per animal. This applies also to those animals that have been registered via Pedeweb - registrations can only be completed once payment has been received.



Sputhdown Newsletter Spring 2016 Feb 29, 2016 10:30 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