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is steeped in history with origins in the Middle East and is quite possibly the oldest sheep breed in the World, with historical references dating back to the Old Testament, Book of Genesis.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.
CHAIRMAN, JACOB SHEEP SOCIETY
JSS at the NSA Event - See Here for Details
Details of Ireland Regional Open Day and 2018 Show Competition added -Ireland Page
Northern Region Open Day Details added
Updated - Have a look at the 2018 Local Shows Page
March 2018 Council Minutes now available - click here
For the 2018 Judges Panel - click here
March 2017 Council Minutes now available click here
Click here to read Tay-Sachs certificate code change letter
Updated Articles of Association now available click here
Tay-Sachs in Jacob Sheep - JSS Launches test for members - A JSS-funded voluntary test is now available for Members via Grassroots. Please visit the technical page for more information click here