Irish Suffolk Society going from strength to strength
The Irish Suffolk Sheep Society has continued to record steady growth since its formation 18 months ago, secretary Anne Mitchell confirmed at their Second Premier Show and Sale at Roscrea Mart on Saturday.
“The membership is now exceeding 100 breeders who come from a wide spread of the country, and registrations for the first year have topped 2,500,” Anne said.
“We are very pleased with the growth and the society is going well.”
The former secretary of the
South of Ireland branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society, Anne is also chair of Galway IFA and a member of the IFA National Council.
Following the formation of the new society in early 2019, they joined a select band of breeds in the country to be granted EU trading recognition a year ago.
The sale of Suffolks has been taking place at Roscrea since 2003 and the new society has continued with that tradition as a suitable venue for their annual premier which operated smoothly under Covid-19 restrictions at the mart on Saturday.