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Suffolk Sheep

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

4/5

Tolerance for heat

4/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat production

5/5

Milk production

4/5

Fleece quality

2/5

Commercial value

N/A

Great for 4-H projects

By

Baker, Montana, United States

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Suffolk are my favorite breed of sheep. I think they look very distinguished with their black face and legs with their white body. We did not originally raise Suffolk, we raised Targhee. It was not until I started 4-H that we got them. We got a ram to breed a small portion of our Targhee for market lambs for our project. The cross bred lambs grew bigger. I always liked the Suffolk sheep at the fair and I took my fair money one year and bought 2 ewe lambs.
From those two ewe lambs and one ram my little herd grew. Most of my Suffolk friends went to the fair and won many prizes. They are very easy to show, but they do take a little work to get them looking nice.
The Suffolk breed is raised for their meat. Their wool is very coarse and not high quality. They are very gentle and each one has a personality of their own.

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