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 NATIVE RARE BREEDS SALE
9th & 10th September 2016
This sale is held at Melton Mowbray Livestock Market and takes place over 2 days, the show is on the first day and the sale on the second. The sale is not just for Lincoln Longwools but for all native rare breeds.
There are a large number of Lincolns for sale this year so will be an opportunity for existing members to increase thier flocks and for any prosective new members to find some that catch the eye!
The sale catalogue is available now;
If you are using 'Google Chrome' as your internet browser or you are having difficulty opening the pages, 'right click' on the link and 'save link as', to save the file on your PC. You will then be able to open and print the document.
Printed catalogues will be available direct from the auctioneers, before the sale.
We look forward to seeing you there!!
The next event to see Lincoln Longwools is The Wragby Show & Country Fayre
4th September 2016
Stock and Sales
Our official annual breed sales are
3st July 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 'T'
September 30th 2016 is the deadline for registration of this years ewe lambs.
Register your pedigrees online and/or update your flock records via grassroots