Suffolk sheep have been established in Denmark for 30 years.
The first sheep were imported from Norway by a few breeders that
had seen Suffolk in England and were duly impressed.
The breed in Denmark, was thought, as a sheep that it would give a
good performance as a pure bred, and the rams would be
advantageous for use as terminals sire in slaughter lamb
production flocks, with better live weight gains, and carcase
It was soon realized that their was a need for new blood lines to
avoid inbreeding. The first imports came from New Zealand. This;
importation gave the breed a much needed lift. Other
importations followed from England, Holland, and Germany. Only
the best breeding animals were imported so as to preserve the
Danish Suffolk at a high international level.
Today their are 1000 registered Suffolk in Denmark.
Danish Suffolk has been bred to give good production
characteristics, easy lambing, high lamb growth rates, good
carcase conformation and strong healthy lambs. That’s why the
Suffolk rams have been used in many large lamb production
Denmark’s high health status, means that it is easy to import
All breeding sheep are tested and are free from Madie Visna.
Many sheep are gene tested for scrapie resistant’s, this means their
are many flocks that are ARR/ARR.
If you are interested in The Danish Suffolk please contact the
Danish Suffolk Society
or refer directly to the membership