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.
Covid has been a challenging time for all, for most of our breeders there has always been the opportunity to get out in the fresh air to tend to their flock within government guidelines. We struggle in these times to keep everyone connected so please contact us if any support is required. As there are to be no agricultural shows with Lincoln classes this year many members may feel disconnected, this also means there is to be no official sale in its usual format.
For 2020 sale information please see the stock sales tab for a catalogue including how this unique year’s sale will be conducted. There is an email to contact if you would like any further information.
RBST 2019-20 WATCHLIST
The Lincoln Longwool has remained a 'VULNERABLE' rare breed
in category 3 of the latest RBST watchlist.
We currently have a population of less than 700 Breeding Ewes
We really need your support if this breed is to survive.
Thinking of starting a flock?
Due to covid this has been delayed
We will remain within guidelines when we hold our agm
The format may be different to normal so please look out for updates.
Stock and Sales
Want to start your own flock?
This year has been a challanging time for meetings and therefore our normal sales are unable to take place
Instead we are holding an online sale which we hope will give breeders new an old the opportunity to further their flocks.
Please see this catalogue with all details of the sale and lots
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 and Junior 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.
2020 pedigree registration letter is 'Z' , 2019 was 'X'
September 30th 2020 is the deadline for registration of ewe lambs born in 2020, and Shearling Rams, born in 2019.
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!
Any late registrations will be accepted but they may appear in the following flock book and will incurr late registration fee.