British Columbia Purebred Sheep Breeders Association
Better Your Best With Purebred Sheep
The goal of purebred sheep production is to provide superior genetics (seedstock) to the commercial sheep industry. Seedstock are marketed as rams and replacement ewes to other seedstock producers or to commercial sheep operations to Better Their Best!
Because of the size and diversity of British Columbia landscape, geography and cultures, we are fortunate to sustain many purebred sheep breeds. A few sheep may be raised successfully on a few acres or sustained on mountainsides or grasslands.
Breed standards have been developed and endorsed by the Canadian Sheep Breeders’ Association. They are intended to be used as a general guide in assessing true type for the major breeds in Canada. There are some characteristics that are general to all breeds of sheep. Characteristics specific to each breed are described on Canadian Sheep Breeders Association (CSBA)