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.
September 30th is the deadline for registration of this years ewe lambs.
Register your pedigrees online via grassroots http://www.grassroots.co.uk/llwsheep.html
Monmouth Show is a good chance to meet Lincoln Longwools and their breeders if you are located in the south west.
Wragby Show is a wonderful village show with a great atmosphere. A super day to see Lincoln Longwools and a perfect opportunity to try your hand at showing.
Stock and Sales
The next official sale of Pedigree Lincoln Longwool Sheep will take place at Melton Mowbray on Friday & Saturday 12&13th September
Show on Friday, Sale on Saturday.
The Saltby Flock has approximately 8 pedigree ewes & a ram for sale. Contact Annie Wright 077100 24655.
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.
The New 2015 Fund-Raising Calendars featuring 12 different flocks are now available.
Limited Edition of 100 copies - Now down to the last 50!
If you would like a copy by post please send a cheque for £12 to the Association office.