In the Mid 1970’s a small group of farmers in Mid Wales, who all kept a few Badger Face sheep got together to exchange some of their sheep and started breeding Badger Face with Badger Face. A meeting was held to form a Society in November 1976 and in the first year 32 members joined including a farmer from Anglesey who had kept Badger Face for 40 years and had a flock of about 300 ewes.
Objective and governance
The Society exists to promote and improve the Torddu and Torwen sheep, and membership is open to all who share this interest. The Society's governance is by a Committee and elected President and Vice-President. The Society Rules are set out in the Flock Book which is updated annually.
The Society has a busy summer schedule of shows, culminating in the NSA Show and Sale in September. Details of the shows and sales (past and future) can be found on the Shows page. The Annual General Meeting is accompanied by a dinner - a chance to socialise with members old and new.
Want to join?Join the Society to participate in the shows and sales, register ewes and rams, and share your interest and enthusiasm for this fascinating breed with over 300 like-minded members.
It costs just £15 to join the society or £5 for under-16s. You can fill in the application form on the right of this page or download ithere.
Annual subscriptions are then £20 per year or £15 if paid by standing order.
Badger Face Sheep were officially recognised as a breed in 1976 when the Society was formed and a flock book created. 32 members joined in the first year and this number has grown to around 350. Flocks are to be found not only in Wales but all over England and Scotland.