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The west of Ireland being predominantly a sheep breeding area, was quick to recognise the superior traits of the Suffolk breed, hardiness, prolifacy, rapid growth rate, meatiness and wool quality. The Suffolk soon became the most popular breed in the area. In the early 1970’s the West of Ireland Suffolk Breeders club was formed and has since played an active part in the promotion of the Suffolk breed. To date, the club has a membership of 58 members.
Our catchment area covers eight counties plus three breeders from County Clare. It stretches from Shannonbridge on the Offaly/Roscommon border to the outskirts of Bundoran in County Donegal and from the borders of County Cavan to Belmullet in west Mayo. Ram sales are held annually starting with our premier sale in Roscommon in early August and further sales in Athenry, Headford, Tuam, Ballinasloe, Mountbellew and Ballina throughout August, September and October.