Welcome to the News page for the Eastern Region, which includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk.


Regional Council Member


Charlie Coe photo
Charlie Coe

            The Jacob Sheep Society Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Charlie Coe as the new Regional Council Member for the Eastern Region. Charlie farms around 100 acres with his father, David, at Great Wenham in Suffolk where they run a suckler herd of pedigree Longhorns and Northern Dairy Shorthorns as well as flocks of pedigree Jacobs, Wensleydales and Whitefaced Dartmoors.

Home grown cereals are fed in the beef finishing yards to locally sourced store cattle.  Charlie is a Harper Adams graduate and was a founder member of Hadleigh Young Farmers Club some years ago. He regularly shows his sheep with great success and won the Interbreed Best Trimmed Championship at the Royal Norfolk Show last year.


NSA Documents relating to Covid-19


Here are two PDF documents which many give you information during the Covid-19 outbreak. Please click the links to download.


Covid Farm Sign

Covid Checklist for Shearers and Farmers


The Eastern Region Jacob Sheep Society Sale 2020


The Eastern Region Jacob Sheep Society Sale is to be held at Melton Mowbray market as part of the Saturday Spectacular Sale on the 12th of September 2020.

Please note that entries will close on Thursday 20th August and late entries will not be accepted.

All sheep entered must be registered with the Society and are subject to a society inspection prior to the sale. Please ensure sheep are registered before entering.

Entry forms and fees due are to be sent direct to the Auctioneers 'Melton Mowbray Market' Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1JY


Entry form can be downloaded by clicking here






The Jacob Sheep Society’s new calendar editor is Sarah Weaver who will be receiving and selecting photographs for the 2021 calendar, arranging printing, and posting them out to members in due course. Closing date for the receipt of digital photographs for consideration is July 31st and photographs should be e-mailed to sarah.weaver4475@gmail.com.

Calendars should be ordered through our merchandising coordinator, Lorna Hendey, via the on-line shop at https://sales.jacobsheepsociety.com

2018 Eastern Region Open Day

15th April 2018

We welcome all who wish to attend.

Typhoon Jacobs
Typhoon Jacobs

Rough timetable to include -

1030 arrival for coffee and cake
11am start with introduction viewing flock ewes and lambs
12pm lunch in the hall
1pm onwards judge individually a small pen of lambs. Washing and show prep discussions, there will also be sheep available for people who wish to have a go at trimming.

330pm more cake and close.

There will be a small charge per head (excluding children) of about £7.

We look forward to seeing everybody.
Post code is IP20 9LB (High Rd, Needham, Harleston)



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