Regional Representatives across England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland are responsible for Breed Promotion within the Jacob Sheep Society. Our Merchandise Coordinator, Jacqueline Emberton, manages our online shop and merchandising selection. Regional Representative contact details can be found on the Regional Pages. Our Representatives and their Member colleagues actively promote the Jacob breed and encourage membership of the Society by various means. These include:
- Staging breed promotion stands at major agricultural shows to promote the qualities of the breed and to advise prospective Jacob flock owners. Shows include NSA events including Scotsheep and The Royal Welsh Spring Festival where the Society took the award for the best sheep breed trade stand for the second year in succession.
- To have a presence at specialist shows such as Woolfest and Fibrefest as well as active involvement in the Campaign for Wool.
- Producing articles for publication in the agricultural and smallholding press to promote Jacob sheep and the range of products derived from them. Advertisements are also placed in the Farmers Guardian and other publications.
- Producing promotional literature and other documentation, which is distributed to the Regions to assist in the promotion of the Jacob breed.
- To produce a range of merchandising products, which promote the Jacob breed. All of these products have a Jacob theme or are Jacob products such as wool ties.
- To plan and organise The Wool Cup at the Societies annual AGM.