Purpose of Breed

Vendéen Sheep
Society Ltd

Secretary: Andrew John   Darkes House
Conderton   Tewkesbury   Gloucestershire   GL20 7PP
Tel/Fax: 01386 725229

[email protected]

Main Purpose of the Breed

The main purpose of the Vendéen is for the production of high quality lean meat of an excellent flavour from both pure and crossbred sheep.

Tups are used on a wide variety of breeds (including pedigree Vendéens) to produce a carcass of good conformation (E, U, or R) with a fat class of 3L or better in most cases at weights of normally between 16 to 20kg but even up to 25kg the carcass will not be over fat. Lambs are normally ready for market by ten to fifteen weeks of age with little additional feeding.