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Sheep breed associations

A sheep breed association or registry performs several useful functions. It records the ancestry or lineage of purebred sheep or the progeny that are part of an upgrading program. It actively promotes the breed to the commercial agricultural industry. Many breed association web pages have breeders' directories which can help people locate sources of breeding stock. On this page, sheep associations are listed according to their geographic coverage: Australia, Canada, (U.S.) county and regional, Europe, international, Latin America, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, and United States.

Australia

Austrlian Bond Sheep Breeders Association
Australian Corriedale Association
Australian Dohne Merino Breeders Association
Australian Finnsheep Breeders Association
Australian Poll Dorset Association
Australian Meat Merino
Australian Merino Stud Breeders Association
Australian Suffolk Association
Australian South Suffolk Society - Victorian Branch
Australian Texel Stud Breeders Association Inc.
Australian White Suffolk Association
Australian Wiltipoll Association
Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders Association of Australia
Clean Skin Sheep Australia
Coopworth Sheep Society of Australia
Dorper Sheep Breeder's Society of Australia
English Leicester Association of Australia
Gotland Sheep in Australia
NSW Border Leicester Sheepbreeders' Association Inc.
Polwarth Sheepbreeders' Association of Australia
Southdown Australia Inc.
Suffolk Sheep Society of Australia
Texel Sheep Association Australia
Wiltshire Horn Association

Canada

Canada Charollais Sheep
Canadian Dorper Sheep Association
Canadian Finnsheep Breeders Association
Canadian Katahdin Sheep Association
Canadian Texel Association
Ontario Suffolk Sire Reference Assocation
Rideau Association of Canada
Saskatchewan Katahdin Sheep Association
Suffolk Sheep Sire Reference Scheme
Western Suffolk Sire Reference Program

Europe

Association of German National Sheep Breeding Associations
Black Brown Mountain Sheep Society
Clun Forest Nederlands
Dutch Texel Breeders
Gute Sheep Society of Sweden
Nolana Network - Woolless and Hair Sheep Breeders in Europe
Rasvereniging Kerry Hill
Scottish Blackface-Germany
Scottish Blackface - Netherlands
Suffolk Stamboek Nederland
Swedish Texel Sheep
Swifter Sheep Herdbook
Woolless and Hair Sheep Breeders in Europe

International

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Breeders International
International Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society
International Finnsheep Registry recently added
Katahdin Hair Sheep International

Latin America

Criadores de Ovinos Frisones de Argentina
Asociacion Argentina Criadores De Merino
Criadores de Ovinos Frisones de Argentina

New Zealand

Central Suffolk Breeders, Inc.
Coopworth Sheep Society of New Zealand
New Zealand Meat Merino Group
New Zealand Romney Sheep Breeders' Association
New Zealand Stud Merino Breeders Society
Perendale Sheep Society of New Zealand
Southdown Sheep Society of New Zealand

North America

Bluefaced Leicester Union of North America
Coopworth Sheep Society of North America, Inc.
Gotland Sheep Breeders Association of North America
Icelandic Sheep Breeders of North America
North American Babydoll Southdown Sheep Association and Registry
North American Barbados Blackbelly Sheep Registry
North American Clun Forest Association
North American Mule Sheep Society
North American Shetland Sheep Association
North American Wensleydale Sheep Association

South Africa

Afrino Sheep Breeders' Society
Damara Sheep Breeders' Society
Dohne Merino Breed Society of South Africa
Dormer Sheep Breeders Society
Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society
Ile de France Sheep Breeders' Society
Meatmaster Breed Society of South Africa
Merino Breeders' Society

State and regional (U.S.)

Greater Wisconsin Rambouillet Association
Indiana Shetland Sheep Breeders Association
Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association
Missouri Katahdin Breeders Association
Missouri Natural Wool Growers Association
Montana Suffolk Sheep Breeders Association
New England Hampshire Sheep Breeders Association
Ohio Hampshire Sheep Association
Pacific Coast Kaahdin Hair Sheep Association
Scott County Hair Sheep Association
Southcentral Katahdin Hair Sheep Association

United Kingdom

Badger Face Welsh Mountain Sheep Society
Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep Society
Beulah Speckled Face Sheep Society
Beltex Sheep Society
Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association
Bluefaced Leicester Sheep Breeders Assocation of Great Britain
Border Leicester Sheep Breeders Society
British Bleu du Maine Sheep Society
British Berrichon du Cher Sheep Society Ltd.
British Charollais Sheep Society
British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association
British Dorper Sheep Society
British Friesland Sheep Society
British Gotland Sheep Society
British Texel Sheep Society
Castlemilk Moorit Sheep Society
Charmoise Hill Sheep Society
Cotswold Sheep Society
Cheviot Sheep Society
Dartmoor Sheep Breeders' Association
The Devon Closewool Sheep Breeders' Society
Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders' Association
Galway Sheep Breeders Association
Hebridean Sheep Society
Herdwick Sheep Breeders' Society
Irish Texel Sheep Breed Society
Jacob Sheep Society
Lleyn Sheep Society
Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders' Association
Meatlinc Breed Society
North Country Cheviot Sheep Society
North of England Mule Sheep Association
North Ronaldsay Sheep Fellowship
Oxford Down Sheep Breeders' Association
Ox Mountain Hill Sheep Development Association
Romney Sheep Breeders' Society
Rouge Society
Rough Fell Sheep Breeders' Association
Ryeland Flock Book Society Ltd
Scotch Mule Association
Shetland Sheep Society
Shropshire Sheep Breeders' Society
Soay Sheep Society
Southdown Sheep Society
Suffolk Sheep Society
Suffolk Sheep Society of Northern Ireland
Swaledale Sheep Web Site
Teeswater Sheep Breeders Association Limited
Vendéen Sheep Society Ltd

Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders' Association
Wiltshire Horn Sheep Society
Zwartbles Sheep Association

United States

American Blackwelsh Mountain Sheep Association
American and Delaine Merino Record Association
American Cheviot Sheep Society
American Classic Cheviot Sheep Association
American Coopworth Registry
American Cormo Sheep Association
American Corriedale Association
American Cotswold Record Association | Black Cotswolds
American Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society
American Gotland Sheep Society
American Hampshire Sheep Association
American Jacob Sheep Registry
American Karakul Sheep Registry
American Miniature Cheviot Sheep Breeders Association
American Oxford Sheep Association
American Rambouillet Sheep Breeders Association
American Romney Breeders Association
American Shropshire Registry Association
American Southdown Breeders' Association
American Teeswater Sheep Association
Bluefaced Leicester Breeders Association
California Red Sheep Registry, Inc.
Columbia Sheep Breeders Association
Continental Dorset Club
Cotswold Breeders Association
Finnsheep Breeder's Association, Inc.
Gulf Coast Sheep Breeders Association
Hog Island Sheep Breeders Association
Jacob Sheep Breeder's Association
Jacob Sheep Conservancy
Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association, USA
Montadale Sheep Breeders Association, Inc.
National Lincoln Sheep Breeders Association
National Tunis Sheep Registry, Inc.
Navajo-Churro Sheep
National Colored Wool Growers Association
Soays of America
St. Croix Sheep Breeders Association
Texel Sheep Breeders Society of the United States
United Horned Hair Sheep Association
United Suffolk Sheep Association
U.S. Targhee Sheep Association


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