Roussin Sheep Society

Welcome to the society website. Whether you are looking for a terminal sire to produce quick maturing commercial lambs, with good carcase specification, the ideal sire for tupping ewe lambs or a few Roussin sheep on your smallholding - Roussin sheep are ‘The Breed You Need’. Here you can find information relating to the breed, latest news, details of shows and sales, stock for sale adverts and information. The Society hopes this website offers you a starting point, please do get in touch with the Roussin Sheep Society Office if you have any questions or require for further information.

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Latest News

Roussin Sheep

The breed standard

The French breed standard is as follows (source: OSCAR, the recording body responsible for progeny testing the three main sheep breeds in Normandy): Head: Hornless, short, alert, covered with a brown-red hair. The forehead is usually Read more…

Roussin Sheep

Roussin for the commercial farmer

Certain terminal breeds associated with ‘easy lambing’ are unsuitable for producing maternal replacements. Similarly, certain maternal breeds associated with ‘easy lambing’ rarely produce wether carcases that finish at a commercial grade within the same season without winter keep. Read more…