Welcome to the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders Association
Looking to start a flock?
We really want to help you.
Whether you are a complete novice or old hand shepherd our association can guide and support you.
Your first step is to contact the Association. Our advice is free and we can help you source that all important foundation stock. Contact Us.
Details of our official breed sales can be found here , however we can help you find breeding stock from within our membership at any time of the year.
Frequently asked questions & answers:
Q: Do I need to know a lot about sheep and shepherding?
A: Not necessarily many of our members start as complete novices.
Q: How many should/can I keep?
A: Bear in mind Lincolns are big sheep and will usually need some supplementary feed in winter on top of grazing. A sensible stocking rate would be 4 sheep per acre.
Q: Do I need any special permissions to keep sheep?
A: You will need a DEFRA holding number and UK flock number. Both are easily obtainable by contacting DEFRA also there is no charge for this service.
Q: How much does a Lincoln longwool cost?
A: For a good pedigree ewe you can expect to pay in the region of £150-200. A breeding ram can be anything from £200 upwards.