Ir­ish Suf­folk So­ci­ety go­ing from strength to strength

Irish Independent - Farming - - PEDIGREE - Martin Ryan

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.

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