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 a ‘vulnerable’ 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?
29th July 2018
It is one of the most important shows on the LLSBA calander
You can see Lincolns at all stages from Lambs to Full Wool Gimmers and the impressive Two Shears, including Prime Lambs.
We will also have the society stall and spinners who will be happy to give demenstrations.
Official Society Sale 2pm
Start time has been brought forward to 2pm, details on sheep will be avalible this week.
There will be a variety of Ewes and Rams for sale both lambs and shearlings
If you would like a Catalogue please contact us or Robert Bell Auctioneers
Most full wool show sheep will be shorn
Anyone is able to come and watch the shearers at work
All fleeces are weighed and the heaviest fleece wins the Dunsmore Salver
Stock and Sales
Want to start your own flock?
Our society sale is held at Heckington Show
29th July 2018
There will be a variety of Ewes and Rams for sale
They are all cleared by the Society Inspector
Sale starts at 2.00pm sheep are avalible to veiw all day
For more details contact us or the auctioneers Robert Bell & Son. Tel: 01507 522222
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 people. For £12 a year you will be entered into the draw with the chance to win one of three cash prizes. The more members the more you could win! we are currently running arround 70 members but it would be great to reach the full 100!
To get involved please contact us for a form.
This years pedigree registration letter is 'W'
September 30th 2018 is the deadline for registration of this years ewe lambs, and Shearling Rams.
Register your pedigrees online and/or update your flock records via grassroots
Also don't forget to cull your online flock in line with the real one!