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The mayo blackface group was established in 2004 by a group of enthusiastic hill sheep farmers...
The farmers setup the group in response mainly to a situation where it was very difficult to source quality breeding sheep in substantial numbers to cater for local breeders, the sister mayo mule and grey face group and other lowland farmers around the country.read more...


The group is working closely with agencies including
Teagasc, Sheep Ireland and Aurivo, and the Mayo Connemara blackface society, to help develop and improve stock locally that will have long-term benefits for farmers and rural communities.

The Group Aims

  • 1. To work together with the common goal of producing quality breeding stock, both hoggets mature ewes and ewe lambs.
  • 2. To promote the mayo blackface breed as a dam for producing crossbred replacements for lowland farmers to in turn produce lambs for the French market.
  • 3. To organise a breeding sale for prime breeding stock where producers can source top quality stock
  • 4. To work with processors both regionally and nationally to market both light and heavy lambs for group members to achieve maximum returns.
  • 5. To work with the mayo mule and grey face group and the south mayo producer group creating synergies that will achieve more success.

Website Sections

Latest News And Views
The latest news, views and reports from The Mayo Blackface Group.

Sales And Shows
Visit this section for all the upcoming sales, shows and events.

Breed Info
Information pertaining to the Blackface breed and its derivitives.

Sheep Health
The latest information relating to flock health issues.