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Southdown Sheep

Southdown Sheep

 

The Southdown was developed in Sussex, England in the late 1700's and early 1800's and exported to the US shortly thereafter. In Canada it became known as the “Aberdeen Angus” of the sheep industry due to its ability to flesh out a small carcass. The breed declined drastically in the 1960's as a result of its very small stature and lambing difficulties. However breeding selection has restored the breed to a medium sized sheep, while preserving its feed conversion efficiency. As a result the breed has come back into favour for producing meaty carcasses for the medium and light lamb markets.

The Southdown is docile and adapts very well to confinement. Its size and quiet nature make the Southdown an excellent breed for starter flocks or 4-H projects for children. The ewes are generally maintained as purebreds. Southdown rams are widely used as terminal sires to put finish on crossbred lambs from other breeds. The Southdown does possess the ability to finish on pasture.

 

Le Southdown a été développé au Sussex en Angleterre à la fin des années 1700 et au début des années 1800 et exporté aux États-Unis peu de temps après. Au Canada il s'est fait connaître comme le « Aberdeen Angus » de l'industrie ovine en raison de sa capacité à améliorer les petites carcasses. La race a décliné drastiquement au cours des années 1960 à cause de sa très petite stature et de ses difficultés à l'agnelage. Toutefois, la sélection a permis de restituer la race à un mouton de taille moyenne, tout en préservant sa bonne conversion alimentaire. En conséquence, la race est de nouveau utilisée pour la production de carcasses pour les marchés d'agneaux moyens et légers.

Le Southdown est docile et s'adapte très bien à l'élevage en bâtiment. Sa taille et sa nature calme font du Southdown une excellente race pour des troupeaux en démarrage ou des programmes de jeunes ruraux.

Les brebis sont généralement gardées en race pure. Les béliers Southdown sont utilisés en croisement terminal. Le Southdown a la capacité d'être élevé au pâturage jusqu'au poids du marché.

Characteristics of Southdown Sheep

 

Rams 

Béliers 

85 - 105 kg

Ewes 

Brebis 

60 - 80  kg

Lamb/Ewe Percentage 

Pourcentage d’agnelage 

150 %

Fleece 

Qualité de la toison 

Dense, fine

Weight 

Poids 

2.7 - 3.5 kg

Staple Length 

Longueur de fibre 

4 - 5 cm

Micron Count 

Micron

24 - 31

 

American Southdown Breeders' Association

Ontario Southdown Club

 

Southdown Sheep Breeders

Name:

 

Address:

Contact:

Lisa Alderson

RR 1, Waterford ON,
N0E 1Y0

519-443-7756

Assiniboine Sheep Farm
Peter & Jenny Askew

Box 174, Miniota AB,
R0M 1M0

204-567-3579
204-748-8339
paskew@mb.sympatico.ca

Atkinson Acres
Tracey & Brian Atkinson

RR 1 5582 Conc 6
New Lowell, ON L0M 1N0

Tel/Fax: 705-424-2879
atkinson@interhop.net

Fred Bell

RR 2, Canfield ON,
N0A 1C0

905-774-3315

Rob Broadworth

9 Pinewood Dr.
Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1K7

705-645-8114

Mac H. Brown and Sons

RR 1, Inwood ON,
N0N 1K0

519-844-2024
macb@brktel.on.ca

Sarah Brunet

RR 3 Appin, ON
N0L 1A0

519-289-2248

Kim Bushby

2231 Division St. North
Cobourg, ON K9A 4J9

kbushby2@hotmail.com

Tim Callaghan

Box 47, Brigden ON,
N0N 1B0

519-864-4392

Mark Campbell

RR 2 Wardsville,
ON N0L 2N0

519-693-1224

City & Country Southdowns
Andrew J. Paisley

32120 Peardonville Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2T 6P1

604-615-5305
ajp444@live.com

David R. Comfort

3928 Regional Road 69 RR 1
St. Ann's, ON, L0R 1Y0

905-562-9565
dcomfort9@hotmail.com

Counting Sheep Family Farm
Keith, Bobbi & Mason Heaton

RR 1
White Lake, ON K0A 3I0

613-432-7373
countingsheep@sympatico.ca

Cranberry Hill Farm

Box 269, Tavistock ON,
N0B 2R0

519-655-2138

Raymond Cruickshank

RR 2 Princeton, ON
N0J 1B0

519-458-4557

DeGasparro Southdowns
Peter Boehmker

RR 1, Minesing ON,
L0L 1Y0

705-735-3431

A & C Driscoll

Box 916, Elora ON,
N0B 1S0

519-846-9445

Keith Etsell

RR 2, Binbrook ON,
L0R 1C0

905-692-4250

Gary Finlay

370 Ross ST
Lucknow, ON N0G 2H0

519-528-2620

W. E. Gates and Son

RR 3, Glencoe ON,
N0L 1M0

519-287-5540
519-354-4316

Hilltop Sheep Farm
Terry Callaghan

RR 3 Oil Springs,
ON N0N 1P0

519-864-1680
tlcall@ciaccess.com

Hodwal Farm
Ian and Colleen Hodges

4226 Highland Park Rd.,
Armstrong BC, V0E 1B4

250-546-4172

Horizon Southdown's
Paul & Cindy Desruisseaux

1374 Port Davidson Rd
St. Anns, ON  L0R 1Y0

905-386-0282
paulhrzn@sympatico.ca

Gary Kwisnek

RR 1 Box 985
Clarkesburg, Penn, USA

 

Anthony & Mary Locke

RR 1 Athens, ON
K0E 1E0

613-928-2246

Monks' Oxfords & Southdowns
Jason Monk

RR 1 Elmwood,
ON N0G 1S0

519-364-4881

Ross Mouser
Fairholm

Claresholm, AB
TOL OTO

403-625-2112

Red Gate Arena Farm
Irene & Larry Parisien

561 Ramsay Conc 5a
Carleton Place,
ON, K7C 3P1

613-253-8641
parisien@redgatearena.com
www.redgatearena.com

Rideau Heights Farm
John Joynt

RR 4 Smiths Falls,
ON K7A 4S5

613-283-4730

Harold Saunders

RR 2, Denfield ON,
N0M 1P0

519-666-0705

Seven Springs Farm

RR 1, Millbrook ON,
L0A 1G0

705-932-2194

Shel-Run Livestock
S & J Shelley

RR 3, Hanover ON,
N4N 3B9

519-364-6193
Fax: 364-5193

Randy Spencer

RR 2 Shallow Lake, ON
N0H 2K0

519-935-2739

Spokin Mountain Farm

Box 320
150 Mile House, BC V0K 2G0

250-296-4499
spokinmountainfarm@gmail.com

Todd Sheep Company

85173 St. Helens Line
Lucknow, On, N0G 2H0

Keith 519-528-2650
Hugh 519-528-2050
www.toddsheepco.com 

Sean Wardell

327 Auburn Ave, London, ON,
N6J 3K8

519-472-9755

 

  

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