The Suffolk was developed in the 19th century from crossing of Southdown rams with Norfolk Horn ewes. The Suffolk is
a large bodied, muscular sheep with dark brown face, ears, and legs which are free of wool, rams and ewes are hornless, and they have
a very dense down type wool. Because of their exceptional growth rates and easy fleshing, the Suffolk is the primary breed of terminal
ram used in commercial flocks to sire carcass lambs. The Suffolk cross lambs mature early with a prime carcass of lean meat and a
low percentage of waste.
Avg. lambing percentage: 170%
Avg. ram weight: 300 lbs.
Avg. ewe weight: 200 lbs.
- Shortwool - down
- 2 3 staple length
- Count 54s 58s
USA - United Suffolk Sheep Association
UK - Suffolk Sheep Society