More than forty members and friends attended the 2018 Field Day and AGM that took place this year at Mudchute City Farm on Saturday August 18th 2018.
A detailed genetic analysis of historic pedigree registrations was conducted for the Society by Grassroots Systems Ltd.
Pedigree Analysis of UK Registered Southdowns
Following discussion and questions from members about the impact of recent French imports, the Southdown Sheep Society Council has commissioned Grassroots Systems Ltd to conduct a detailed genetic analysis of historic pedigree registrations.
This analysis provides members and Council with a greater understanding of the recent origins of the breed, the risk of inbreeding, our genetic diversity and our overall conservation status.
The full report can be read here……