Shows & Sales 2014 Update - Northern Ireland Sale catalogue available now. click here
Tay-Sachs in Jacob Sheep - JSS Launches test for members - A JSS-funded voluntary test is now available for Members. Please visit the technical page for more information click here
Fundraiser at Northern Region Show & Sale - Two ram lambs, Goosnargh Mac & Thornley Mac, will be sold without reserve at the Skipton Show & Sale on August 30 in aid of St. Catherine's Hospice, Lancashire. To read more click here
2015 Society Calendar - For details about the photographic competition for the 2015 Society calendar please visit the Breed Promotion News page by clicking here
New Society Logo - To read a message from Chairman, Robert Locker regarding the move to a new Society logo, please click here
Clothing and Show Coats with NEW JSS Logo now available click here for details
Member Wool & Jacob Meat Producer Directories- we are looking for JSS members to have their details listed. For more information & for the Wool Directory click here, for the Jacob Meat Producer Directory click here
Strengthening Our Judges Panel - Prospective provisional Judges are now requested to apply to be considered for the Judges Panel. The new application form & guidance notes are available to download by clicking here
Online flockbook and registration system goes live Following the transfer of the flockbook and membership services to Grassroots Systems, members will be receiving their information packs and user login details during the first week of October. The system is now live and a user guide can be downloaded here
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Jacob Sheep Society. We hope that you will find our site informative and a good source of news, views and contacts. The web team provides regular updates on the Regional pages and headlines on the homepage 'news' section. Visit us also on Facebook for further discussions and photos.
Jacob sheep are credited within the industry as being the most improved breed of the last 40 years, from a decorative park sheep to becoming a mainstream British breed; able to compete with the best. Jacob sheep are an ideal breed for both large and small flock keepers. Originally dating back to the Mediterranean and known to be present in England as far back as the 1750's, the British Isles now has ca. 6500 breeding sheep. Realistically lambing at 190% born alive, they are attractive, hardy and long-lived sheep, suitable for indoor lambing systems or over-wintered outside. The flavoursome lean meat is ideally sutied for the deep freeze and farm-gate sales. A vibrant Society exists to promote and improve the breed, whether in the show ring at most major shows or for crossing with any terminal sire to produce fast-growing saleable lambs. Wool and skins are another asset of the breed and can be used to make attractive textiles and garments.
Our website will give you details of Regional events, local breeders, sheep for sale and merchandise to buy through our online shop. Members can view pedigree details of registered sheep through the online Flock Book link. If you would like to know more information or wish to be part of this organisation, please follow the 'Contact Us' link for details of how to get involved.
Best Wishes, Robert Locker, Chairman.