In the 1840s in the hills of Shropshire, England, progressive sheep breeders began to cross the native black-faced sheep with improved Southdown, Leicester, and Cotswold sheep to develop a medium sized, dual- purpose breed that became known as Shropshires. Shropshires were first imported in 1855 into the United States and in 1884 the American Shropshire Registry Association was founded. Today the Shropshire breed has continued to establish itself as a leader in the industry by becoming the first black faced, slick sheared breed.

NSIP Breed Coordinator

Cody Hiemke
Hiemke Fam. & Mapleton Mynd Shrops
1773 Koshkonong
Stoughton, WI 53589
phone: 415-302-8035

INSTRUCTIONS: If you put cursor over a pin and click the breeders information will appear. On some of the breeders maps the pins are so close together on the zoomed out map that you can not see all the pins marking individual breeders. For those situations I recommend clicking on the blue words below the map to see a larger version that also shows the list of breeders in alphabetical order along the side.

View Shropshire – enrolled in a larger map

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