Family Business

At Derrynock we are proud and committed to offer a practical and reliable service to our clients, that is facilitated by our total family involvement.  We believe that our business is based on trust and respect, and the relationships that we have formed with our clients, many of which have lasted 50 years. 

All members of our family are actively involved in ensuring we continue to meet the needs of our existing and new clients.  This is no more evident than on our annual sale day, where three generations are present to ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible.

As stud principles of Derrynock, Ted and Simon Beattie, we are passionate about the prime lamb industry and the role we have in supplying the most profitable and sustainable genetics for our clients.

Ted has over 50 years of sheep breeding and animal husbandry experience, and is well respected for his no compromise attitude towards structural soundness, and his willingness to embrace new ideas and technologies that can improve and assist Derrynock’s breeding objectives, and those of our clients and the greater prime lamb industry.

Simon has always been passionate about sheep breeding, and after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science, specialising in sheep production and genetics, he worked as an accredited assessor for Advance Livestock Services supplying ultrasound scan data to Lambplan, before returning full time to Derrynock over 15 years ago.  His work as a stud sheep classer, combined with a passionate understanding of performance recording and genetics, has helped Derrynock position itself as an industry leading stud for both conformation and genetic performance.