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 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 900 Breeding Ewes
We really need your support if this breed is to survive.
Thinking of starting a flock?
Our Annual General meeting is held every year in the Tennyson Building on the Lincolnshire Showground
All Stakeholders are welcome to attend
In the morning there is the chairmans report and award
Followed by a complimentary buffet lunch with a speaker in the afternoon
We have had a wide variety of speakers over the years, we have yet to announce the 2020 speaker.
Stock and Sales
Want to start your own flock?
Our society approved sales are the best place to purchase quality ewes that have been breed inspected.
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.
2020 pedigree registration letter is 'Y' , 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.