A very warm welcome to the Jacob Sheep Society website, whether you are an existing member or prospective new member, I hope you will find this site interesting, informative & even inspiring!

The Jacob Sheep breed is steeped in history with origins in the Middle East and is quite possibly the oldest sheep breed in the World, with historical references dating back to the Old Testament, Book of Genesis.

The breed has evolved considerably since these early origins and today has become well established in the United Kingdom and indeed in many other parts of the world.

The breed has enormous appeal because of its unique appearance and other qualities which help to attract the interest of sheep keepers – large and small.  Pedigree Breeding Flocks predominate with a thriving Show and Sales circuit, but this easily managed breed also attracts attention from Spinners and Knitters, commercial cross breeders, and paddock/orchard grazers!

As a breed Society we hope that this Website together with regular contributions on Social media and events around the country add even more to the appeal of the breed we also love so much, whether young or old(er!) established breeder or first tentative enquiry you can be assured of a warm welcome and many satisfying hours ahead.



Please see the Ireland Regional Page for details of the Northern and Southern JSS Sales

The Welsh Show and Sale Entry Forms are now available - Click Here

See details of the 2021 virtual young handlers competion - Click here

The Central Region Show and Sale catalogue is now available - Click here

Don’t forget the 2022 JSS Calendar Competition.! See here for details

Details of the 2021 Central Region Flock Competition Published here

2021 Central Region Show and Sale Schedule and Entry Form are now available here

See the 2020 Treasury Report on the Finance Page - Click Here

March 2021 Council Minutes now available - Click Here

Keep up to date with the latest Tay Sachs news - See Here

Don’t forget the 2022 JSS Calendar!
The deadline (31 July 2021) for entering your photos for the JSS 2022 calendar is fast approaching.
Photos depicting any aspect connected with the Jacob sheep will be considered.
Why not send one or more photos to jsoc.calendar@gmail.com ?

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