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.
Flock Open Day
at The Risby Flock
Sunday 24th May 11am
All Members Welcome
(please let us know if you plan to attend)
The next event to see Lincoln Longwools is Rutland County Show
Sunday 31st May
Stock and Sales
Our official annual breed sales are
26th July Heckington Show
11-12th 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 'S'
September 30th 2015 is the deadline for registration of this years ewe lambs.
Register your pedigrees online and/or update your flock records via grassroots