I established my “Fermoyle Flock” in 1976 by the purchase of three ewe hoggets and three in lamb ewes from the late John Nelly. Over the years ewes have been purchased from leading flocks at Society Sales.  I am a believer in “small is efficient and profitable” therefore I keep my flock small staving to produce a stylish sheep with good head and bone. I get great satisfaction in producing sheep for top quality pedigree breeding.  In 2005 one of the flock’s top lambs was purchased jointly by Jimmy Douglass from the famous “Cairness” flock and Tom Bailey form the “Glenho Flock”. Another ram lamb purchase by Mar Pearse of the “Priorview” flock has gone on to breed offspring which has won many prizes at various shows.  As recent as 2016 I bred the top priced ram lamb at the South of Ireland Branch Suffolk Premier Sale in Roscrea after capturing 1st prize in its class; and again it was purchased jointly by the “Cairness and Ballynacannon” Flocks.


I have served on the Committee of the South of Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society for over 16 years and served as Chairman of the West of Ireland Suffolk Sheep Breeders Club for two terms.


Over the past 40 years as a Suffolk Breeder I have judged at many Livestock Show national including Tullamore on three occasions and I have also judged at Suffolk events in Northern Ireland. I am proud to have been selected to judge the Suffolk National Championships in 2017.


I am both grateful and honoured to be nominated for the Hall of Fame Awards 2017 by the South of Ireland Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society.


PJ Howard