The Farmers Guardian annual Sheep Stockjudging competition is back again but this year the Suffolk Sheep Society is sponsoring the competition.
To enter the competition, simply place the four animals pictured in the same order as our professional show judge, fill in the form and return it to us by September 27, 2017. Alternatively, you can enter via the link at www.suffolksheep.org
The sender of the first correct entry drawn at random will receive £250, plus a selection of Suffolk merchandise. Five runners-up will also receive Suffolk merchandise.
Robin McIlrath, chief executive of the society, says: “As the leading domestic terminal sire breed in the UK and Ireland, we are delighted to partner Farmers Guardian in this excellent competition.
“With more than 130 years of breeding excellence, numerous independent scientific studies have identified that the Suffolk remains number one for growth rate. This ability to grow means Suffolk lambs are either ready for market earlier resulting in reduced input costs, or can be taken to heavier carcase weights.”
The breed is recognised as having high milk output, hard hooves and wide pelvic dimensions for easy lambing. As a result, introducing Suffolk genetics to a commercial ewe flock can be an excellent counter to the all too prevalent problems experienced with some breeds which have unacceptable levels of udder and feet problems, or with soft and (or) slow growing lambs, or ewes.