Welcome to the news page for the Northern Region, which includes the counties of North, South, East and West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cleveland and Cumbria.

Regional Council Member

Mr Geoff Wood

Moorhouse Farm cottage,


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 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




The 2019 JSS National AGM weekend is being hosted by the Northern Region, it is a very special occasion this year, as it is the 50th anniversary of the society’s formation.

Here are some photo's of the weekend....


NR show date

Driffield Show Champion 2018

from  JT & PA Black of Gowthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire

BorderBrigadier Champion Driffield
BorderBrigadier Champion Driffield

Pat Black with her Shearling Ram bred by Clive Richardson.  (Judge- not pictured Stephen Dodsworth)

The Northern Region Open Day - June 2018

The Northern Region open day scheduled to be held on Sunday June 10th has, unfortunately, had to be cancelled.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Any enquiries to Geoff Wood, Northern Region Council Member, on 01229 869103 or on g.wood103@btinternet.com


The Northern Region open day will be on June 10th at Emma Wilson's Wastwater Flock near Seascale in Cumbria.

Easthwaite Farm, Wasdale, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET

Northern Region Open Day
Northern Region Open Day

Timetable for Northern Region Open Day

10 am coffee and biscuits

10:30 am introduction to Easthwaite Farm and Emma Wilson's Wastwater flock

10:45 am Look at the sheep and judge a class of Jacobs

11:30 Talk: “Understanding Genetics” by Sandra Ireton, Bsc (Hons) and Msc (Hons), which will cover the building blocks of DNA, the dangers of narrowing gene pools to avoid defects and disease, and the relevance to Scrapie and possibly Tay-Sachs.

12:30 lunch

13:30 pm farm walk and look at the other stock including beef cattle and Herdwick sheep. Option of a walk or trailer ride to the lake.

14:30 Herdwick sheep class to judge and possibly a talk on the breed

15:30 Tea and cake, and a raffle

Other activities may include a valuations of farm items,  guess the weight of a pair of Beltex lambs and maybe a "50s square" or something similar to get a small prize

Hotel accommodation will be arranged locally for those wishing to stay overnight.

Please contact Geoff Wood, Northern Region Council Member, on 01229 869103 or 07733220498 or g.wood103@btinternet.com for more details.

Download the attendance form here -Northern Region Open Day 2018



Northern Region Update - May, June 2017

Geoff wood, Acting RCM Northern Region

It was nice to see some lovely weather in May but unfortunately it did not last and the rain came down on the first two northern shows. However this did not spoil the days.

Showing Results:-


Champion – Clive Richardson

Reserve champion – Clive Richardson

Great Harwood

Champion – Kevin Gaskell

Reserve champion – Geoff & Sheila Wood


Champion – Clive Richardson

Reserve champion – Clive Richardson

Next to come was our open day in early June which attracted a good turnout, around 75 people. The weather was good and everyone had a good day with some positive discussions on flock competitions and Tay-Sachs. Our thanks to all who attended and all who helped to put on a wonderful day.

Our next show was the Royal Cheshire in scorching temperatures on 30°C which saw Clive Richardson win the championship and ourselves the reserve, this was out of some really strong class and quality of sheep. This good weather saw us get some really good hay before we set off to the Royal Highland Show where the weather deteriorated on Friday but saw Connor & Dalrymple take the championship and young Adam Christie the reserve. Now we are getting ready for the Great Yorkshire Show this next week, so hopefully will see a lot of you there.

Thanks to everybody once again for your help on our open day.

Geoff Wood

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