Welcome to the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders Association
We are the official breed association, established in 1892 to register Lincoln Longwool pedigrees. Our association was founded in order to maintain the breed standard and protect and promote this important British sheep. The Lincoln Longwool is our largest native sheep, originating mainly in the eastern counties, with its roots centered in the county of Lincolnshire. The ‘Lincoln’ is a dual purpose breed (for meat and wool) however, the breed was particularly developed for the growth of a large heavy fleece of long lustrous wool , to which we owe much of the historic wealth of our nation. Today there are very few remaining flocks of Lincoln Longwools and they are consequently an ‘at risk’ rare breed on the Rare Breed Survival Trust RBST watchlist. Whether you are thinking of starting a flock, looking for produce, searching for information, or you would just like to support this wonderful breed we are here to help you.
RBST 2017-18 WATCHLIST
The Lincoln Longwool is now a 'VULNERABLE' rare breed
in category 3 of the latest RBST watchlist.
We currently have a population of less than 800 Breeding Ewes
We really need your support if this breed is to survive.
Thinking of starting a flock?
The next event to see Lincoln Longwools is The Nottinghamshire County Show
13th & 14th May 2017
Stock and Sales
Our official annual breed sales are
Sunday 30th July 2017 Heckington Show
9-10th September Melton Mowbray (RBST)
Support the breed
You can be either a full member or an associate member. Full membership is £40 per year, it confers full voting rights on the member and is usually a requirement of those who keep a flock of Lincoln sheep. Associate membership is £15 per year, it gives access to all the literature and Association events, but not voting rights in the AGM.
The 100 club
The Lincoln Longwool 100 Club. As part of our fund raising efforts we run a "100 Club" This is a monthly draw for up to 100 members. For £12 a year you will be entered into the draw with the chance to win one of three prizes. Please print off the form below and send it to the Association.
Lincoln Longwools 100 Club registration form.
This years pedigree registration letter is 'U'
September 30th 2017 is the deadline for registration of this years ewe lambs.
Register your pedigrees online and/or update your flock records via grassroots