Why Suffolk (English type):


• Ideal terminal race (for crossing), excellent conversion and extremely large body frame

• Excellent adaptability to different growing conditions or gives the best response to intense rearing (up to 55 kg with 3 months)

• Suffolk lambs grow faster than any other sheep breed!


The aim of using this race in the center:

provides the fastest growth and excellent carcass conformation in all combinations of crossing, excellent feed conversion.


Suffol rams in Serbia (Hancko Djerd, Kula, Serbia)

Suffol rams in Serbia (Hancko Djerd, Kula, Serbia)


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History Suffolk

Suffolk sheep breeds evolved with mating Norfolk Horn sheep and Sautdaun ram. These sheep are known as Sautdaun Norfolks, or under the local name of "black face."

They were first registered in 1797, when in his "general overview of agriculture in the country of Suffolk" Arthur Younger said: "This should be called the Suffolk breed, mutton has a superior texture, flavor, quantity and color of flesh."

First Suffolk sheep is shown at an exhibition in Suffolk in 1859. The first parent book was published in 1887. It consisted of 46 herds, between 50 and 1,100 sheep with an average of 314 sheep. Oldest herd is based on 1810.

Suffolk has developed within the rotating system of agriculture in eastern England, relying on nutrition grass or clover in the year. After the rejection, the sheep were able to lean on the salt marshes and stubble. The Swedes were fed tail which were grazing in the winter during a very intensive system of work in a damp area. Lambing was in February or March in the meadows that were bordered by fence or in the open air surrounded by a wicker fence.

Race quickly spread, and the first herd was transferred to Ireland in 1891, then to Scotland in 1895 and Wales in 1901. From the earliest days the sheep were exported around the world, in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, United Russia, North and South America and the British colonies.

Originally known as ,, manufacturer ovčetine'', race has developed over the years to suit the demands of consumers. Suffolk can now be found all over the world in countries where the products mutton. These are recognized as a leading terminal race (cock is used for the preparation of lambs for meat) in the British Isles. In the United States, they are by far the most popular pure breed sheep and makes more than fifty percent of purebred sheep that were registered.

Outstanding Features:


     • For all environments.

     • race achieves success in wet conditions with its heavy black legs, has immunity to the disease hoof / lameness.

     • Suffolk are also extraordinary in dry areas where highly fertile rams work well even in hot summer conditions.  

Resistance to parasites
  • Čvrsta konstitucija im omogućava visoku otpornost na unutrašnje parazite

     • Due to the huge libido and a great interesovanosti ram of the flock, the required number of rams for prilod can be reduced

     • More lambs can decide in a shorter period of time

     • Fewer necessary rams, greater savings of time and money to prepare males

     • Suffolk rams are known only as very active, but also for its longevity, thus the need for the outage to a minimum.

The ease of lambing
  • Lambs are born with narrow heads and shoulder harness, strong at birth, which reduces problems lambing, death and the time required for the control of the owner
The ideal crossing     

     • Suffolk rams are ideal for crossing with merino sheep, and equally and to continue crossing the F1 generation.

RANOSTASNOST     • Under favorable conditions Suffolk sheep ripe for the market but from 9-12 weeks, or may be waiting for a certain mass without loss in quality
Body quality

    • Hull Suffolk lambs is much desired, "lean" meat, fine texture, extraordinary taste, meat contains the highest percentage of meat without fat.

    • In parallel competitions with other races around the world, including England, continental Europe, Canada and the United States, Suffolk regularly wins and breaking records in terms of growth and meat quality.

Suffolk wool  • When coupled with the generation or F1 Merino sheep, wool cruciate Suffolk is identical with or similar to produce the best races wool. It is a well known feature in the store wool as well as its durability. Excellent for spinning and home-caused damages.


Features Suffolk Mature

Suffolk rams weight ranging from 113 to 159 kg, sheep vary in weight from 81 to 113 kg.

Suffolk is an efficient converter of grass in meat quality fine fibers. The efficacy is reflected in the length dimension of the body. This is the type of body that is robust, zravo the long haul, with efficient feed conversion under different conditions, as well as ease of care and ease of lambing. Rams should be muscular, well-sized and well proportionate. Sheep should be feminine, larger dimensions and gentle appearance. And rams and sheep should be both structurally and reproductively good and aesthetically appealing.

Race Suffolk is for commercial farmers path to profits. Farmers pedigree Suffolk sheep possess an enviable popularity because of this race. No other race does not produce lambs so consistent quality. Suffolk lambs grow faster than sheep for any other race. Manufacturers lamb dedicated maintain this property as would the market be able to offer a lamb for Easter and spring. Lambs can to arrive in the market and at 10 weeks of education on quality grass.


Age at lambing Number lambing Lambs Scope
First lambing 1,58 1,3 - 1,8
Mature sheep 1,7171 1,5-1,9



Number of lamb First lambing mature sheep
one 5,2 kg 5,6 kg
twins 4,2 kg 4,7 kg
triplets 3,7 kg 4,0 kg

The increment can vary considerably, depending on the production system, lambing time, the intensity of feeding and finishing. Female lambs reach 90-92% of the body weight of the male lambs. By crossing Suffolk lambs easily achieved 40kg weight for 15-16 weeks with ideal 3mm thickness of fat on the back.


Days Weight / viewing  scope
56 (8 weeks) 32,6 kg 25 kg do 41,3 kg
147 (21 weeks) 70,5 kg 47 kg to 88,1 kg
147 (back muscles) 35 mm 29 mm to 46,8 mm
147 ( potkozna loj) 4,31 mm 1,5 mm-8 mm


Translation from English Zorica Milovanovic, March 2013