Government Organisations

Animal Health and Plant Agency
Contact your local Field Service office (animal health) to obtain your flock number.

Animal Reporting and Movement Service (ARAMS)
The online for reporting the movement of sheep within England.

The Rural Payments Agency
Contact the RPA to obtain a holding (CPH) number. You need to do this by phone (03000 200 301) - you cannot do this online.

National Organsations

British Coloured Sheep Breeders Association
For those interested in coloured sheep or wool

British Wool Marketing Board
The organisation that collects, grades and pays you for your wool. You are obliged to register with the British Wool Marketing Board if you own more than 4 sheep.

AHDB Beef & Lamb  - The Organisation for the English beef and sheep industry
Provides an excellent range of downloadable booklets on sheep husbandry as part of the Better Returns Programme (BRP)

National Animal Disease Information Service (NADIS)
For a range of online training modules and webinars on important aspects of sheep health. The also produce a monthly parasite forecast.

National Fallen Stock Company
National Service for the collection and disposal of fallen stock.

NOAH Compendium of Animal Medicines
The National Office of Animal Health provides an online database of animal licenced animal medication including use, dosage, contra-indications and withdrawal times.

National Sheep Association (NSA)
National Organisation representing the interests of sheep farmers

Rare Breed Survival Trust (RBST)
National charity dedicated to saving Britain’s native far livesstock. Many Small Shepherds Club members keep native or rare breed sheep.

The Sheep Trust
Dedicated to protecting heritage sheep breeds, particularly those traditionally farmed.

Local Services


Southern Traditional Meats (no website)
01273 495171
Henfield, West Sussex

Ockwells Meat Company (part of Newmans Abattoir, formerly known as Turners)
Farnborough, Hampshire


Harry Hawkins
Cowfold, West Sussex

P. S. Stevens (no website)
01252 345878 or 07789 981808 or
Aldershot, Hampshire

J. H. Watson & Son
Swanmore, Hampshire

If livestock dies on your farm, burial or burning is not permitted. You must arrange for them (including stillborn animals) to be transported to or collected by an approved knacker.  Hunt kennels will also collect fallen stock. For more information or to locate an approved knacker or hunt kennel local to you, contact your local Animal Health Office. Alternatively register with the National Fallen Stock Company.

Livestock Vets

These are primarily dedicated farm animal practices. One or two of them are mixed practices (i.e. small and large animal).

Cedar Farm Practice
Ringwood, Hampshire & Wareham, Dorset

Endell Veterinary Group
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Green Counties Vets (currently closed)
Felbridge, (near) East Grinstead, Surrey

Livestock Partnership
Petworth, West Sussex

Starnes and Blowey
Uckfield, East Sussex

Westpoint Veterinary Group
Heathfield, East Sussex; Horsham, West Sussex; Midhurst, West Sussex;
Reading; Berkshire and Winchester, Hampshire

White Mill Veterinary Centre
Sandwich, Kent

Friends of the Club - local organisations or businesses who have hosted or supported Club events

Brinsbury Campus of Chichester College
Pulborough, West Sussex
Land based studies, agricultural, farm and livestock management courses

The Little Grey Sheep
Hook, Hampshire

Small family farm producing hand dyed high quality knitting and weaving yarns. Also courses on preparing a fleece for spinning, drop spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and felting.

Michael Humphries
Farnham, Surrey
High class butchers

Merrist Wood College
Guildord, Surrey
Small Scale Farming modules feature among its Animal Management courses

Say Cheese of Sussex
Talks and cheese tastings

Top Paddock Sheep Dairy
Horsham, West Sussex
Small scale producers of sheep milk and ice cream from traditionally farmed grass fed Friesland ewes.

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