The Suffolk was developed in the early 1800’s in the southeastern area of England by crossing Southdown and Norfolk Horned sheep.  It came to Canada in 1888 and interest in the breed rose rapidly after 1920. It is now the dominant breed in Canada.
Because Suffolk lambs are usually twins, exceed all others in rate of gain, respond well to confinement and command higher prices, they offer the best economic returns in the industry and continue to dominate the heavy lamb market in Canada.  The rams are widely used as terminal sires on rangelands because of their ability to pass on valuable traits in meat production, i.e., rate of gain, carcass quality and high red meat content.  However, the Suffolk is a heavy feeder and those breeders enjoying success with them have kept them at a moderate size, resisting recent trends by some breeders to make them bigger.  The moderate sized Suffolk is an efficient converter of feed, somewhat shorter-lived than white-faced breeds and performs best on small farms and acreages under controlled management. 

Suffolk Breeder Listings

 

Dennis Anderson (DGA)

RR 4 Site 11 Box 14

Olds, AB CANADA T4H 1T8

ewesnews@gmail.com

Tel: 403-556-8568

  

Chris Arndt

RR1

Barrhead, AB CANADA T7N 1N2

trapperchris@live.com

Tel: 780-284-2342

 

Zane Ashbacher (ZDA)

Box 99

Halkirk, AB CANADA T0C 1M0

Tel: 403-884-2181

Fax: 403-884-2381

 

Kelly Bell (KDA)

Box 99

Halkirk, AB CANADA T0C 1M0

Tel: 403-884-2181

 

Birch Hills Colony (BHC)

Box 235

Wanham, AB CANADA T0H 3P0

heartvalleysheep@gmail.com

Tel: 780-694-3017

Fax: 780-694-2593

 

Bonnie View Farm (Klaas Wiersma) (BVF)

Box 276

Nobleford, AB CANADA T0L 1S0

wiersmanobleford@gmail.com

Tel: 403-824-3359

Fax: 403-824-3359

 

Frank C Dallaire (MDW)

38037 Range Rd 13

Red Deer County, AB CANADA T4E 0J7

fcdallaire@hotmail.com

Tel: 403-887-5761

Fax: 403-887-7398

 Louis Greidanus (HBG)

Box 249

Granum, AB CANADA T0L 1A0

mgreidanus1701@gmail.com

Tel: 403-894-2593

Tel: 403-682-9498

 Mike & Vanessa Grimmeyer (GMR)

Box 82

Clyde, AB CANADA T0G 0P0

grimm1@mcsnet.ca

Tel: 780-348-5790

Fax: 780-348-5790  

 Charles L Iwan (IWN)

Diamond Over I Stock Farm

Box 4455

Taber, AB CANADA T1G 2C8

charles.iwan@live.com

Tel: 403-223-0400

 

William G Jeffray (NRC)

13140 Twp Rd 274

Rocky View County, AB CANADA T4B 4W6

jeffray@xplornet.com

Tel: 403-948-5773

  

Jordan Livestock (JJJ)

Box 983

Rimbey, AB CANADA T0C 2J0

justranchin@yahoo.com

Tel: 403-843-3032

 

Warren & Norine Moore (NAW)

Box 203

Stavely, AB CANADA T0L 1Z0

wnsheep@cciwireless.ca

Tel: 403-625-6119

 

Morinville Colony (JKX)

56422 Hwy 44

Sturgeon County, AB CANADA T8R 0H3

morinvillecolony@gmail.com

Tel: 780-939-2118

 

Glen & Kathleen Parker (COMM, RSY)

Parker Stock Farm

Box 338

Three Hills, AB CANADA T0M 2A0

parkerstockfarm@xplornet.com

http://www.parkerstockfarm.com

Tel: 403-443-7220

Fax: 403-443-7221

Fax: 780-348-5790  

  

Rocky Roots Farm (DVW)

Box 2456

Fort MacLeod, AB CANADA T0L 0Z0

abgrisnich@hotmail.com

Tel: 403-553-2901

Fax: 403-553-2901

 

Walter L Strand (WDS)

RR 8 - 10 - 5

Lethbridge, AB CANADA T1J 4P4

Tel: 403-327-9306

 

Sierra Viola

Box 147

Grovedale, AB CANADA T0H 1X0

s_viola8@hotmail.com

Tel: 204-796-0382

Tel: 204-796-0382



  

WD5 Suffolks (WDSV)

Box 3436

Vermilion, AB CANADA T9X 2B4

heine@kenilworth.ca

Tel: 780-853-7775

Fax: 780-853-5320

 

Wilson Colony (WILC)

Box 99

Coaldale, AB CANADA T1M 1M2

Tel: 403-327-9471

  

Winding Lane Farm (WLS)

RR 2 Stn Main

Lacombe, AB CANADA T4L 2N2

windinglanefarm@hotmail.com

Tel: 403-347-0668

Fax: 403-309-4288