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The National Lincoln Sheep Breeders Association (NLSBA), is the registrar for and promoter of Lincoln Longwool sheep in the United States and Canada. We welcome your visit!

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2016 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Show Results

by Site Admin on May 31, 2016

This year’s Lincoln show at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival attracted 38 white Lincolns and 83 natural colored Lincolns. The show arena was filled with many amazing sheep that well represented the Lincoln Longwool breed!

The premier exhibitor awards went to:
Lincoln- Deborah Vanderwende (Locust Grove Farm, DE)
Black Lincoln- Diane Klingelhofer (Liberty Farms)

Additionally, Creek Road Farms won 2016 Supreme Champion Ram with their sheep “Peculiar” (Larson 15318). This ram was chosen out of over 15 different breeds to be supreme ram of the show. Congrats to the Day Family for this outstanding recognition!

Upcoming Summer 2016 Youth Shows

by Site Admin on May 31, 2016

There are several youth shows coming up this summer that are great opportunities for youth to improve showmanship, make new friends, and win great prizes.

All-American Junior Sheep Show (Michigan State University)- June 30th to July 3rd, 2016
This youth show includes many contests, quiz bowls, clinics, a pizza party and bbq, and a basketball tournament. The show is open to all youth 21 years old and younger. This is one youth show not to be missed!

The AAJS entry deadline was May 25th, but late entries are still being accepted!
For more information about this event, please visit www.allamericanjuniorshow.com

Northeast Youth Sheep Show (Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA)
The NEYSS is the premier all-breed junior sheep show in the northeast, attracting over 200 youth exhibitors showing close to 800 head of sheep. The show is open to all youth 21 years old and younger.

Highlights of the NEYSS include:

  • Breeding Sheep Show
  • Market Lamb Show
  • Fleece Show
  • Fitting & Showmanship Classes
  • Skill-a-thon, Quiz Bowl & Clinics
  • Family Fun Night, Pizza Party & Ice Cream Social
  • New England Private Treaty Sale & Used Equipment Auction

The NEYSS is sponsored by New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association (NESWGA) and is supported by individual, local, and national breed associations and sponsors.
The NEYSS entry deadline is June 15th.
For more information about this event, or to learn about New England Sheep & Wool Growers Association, please visit www.nesheep.org.

NAILE 2015 Junior Sheep Show

by Site Admin on May 21, 2016

Beca Breckenridge - Grand Champion Ewe

Beca Breckenridge - Reserve Champion Ram

Beca Breckenridge - Best Fleece

2016 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

by Site Admin on February 15, 2016

Entries for the 2016 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival are now open. This festival is May 7-8th. Online registration is available for both the All Breeds Sheep Sale, as well as the wool show. The pre-sale show is Friday, May 6th, with the sale on Saturday evening (new time this year). The Lincoln show will be first thing Sunday morning. Registration closes March 15th. Registration and more information about this festival and show can be found at: sheepandwool.org .