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 believed to have its origins in the Middle East, with biblical references dating back to the Old Testament, Book of Genesis. The earliest record in modern times is in the mid eighteenth century, of a black and white ram and several ewes shipped from Portugal by George Lucy to his home at Charlecote Park in Warwickshire.
The breed has evolved considerably since these early origins and today has become well established in the British Isles. The Jacob Sheep Society has over 800 members and, in normal times, there are regional activities around the country where members are able to keep up to date with the progress of the breed and sheep-keeping in general.
With the easing of Covid restrictions this summer, and some agricultural shows going ahead, we are hoping that there will a gradual return to the normal pattern of Regional events. The regional pages on the site give local contact details as well as information of upcoming events and links to the regional Facebook pages.