Buying Stock

Stock may be acquired at the Annual Breed Sale or direct from breeders.  Please contact the Breed Secretary  for further assistance, such as a list of breeders, membership details, and any other information.  Click here for important information when buying stock.

Dorset Down 2023 Ram Breeders list

Why you should use a Dorset Down

  • Superior converter of energy, requiring minimal inputs to produce export quality, early maturing lamb.
  • High growth rates to E U R at 2-3 L at 18 kg carcase weight.   Lambs will be finished at these specifications from 10 weeks.
  • Can be used on Hill and Half-bred ewes with confidence, while difficult lambing cases can be eliminated.
  • Ideal for extensive and organic farming systems, as well as conservation managed land.
  • Stands up to weather conditions in any part of the British Isles.
  • Crossed with the Half-bred ewe, lambs can be brought up to heavier weights for the store trade and still remain lean. 
  • Docile and biddable.