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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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National Lincoln Junior Show Sponsors Needed

by Site Admin on October 9, 2017

It’s getting close to the National Lincoln Show at The North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, KY. It is also that time when we would like to ask for Sponsors of the Jr. Show. Mindy Reid has already organized the awards and we are looking for support to be able to continue to offer them. Below is a listing of the classes we would like to sponsor and the amount to cover the awards.

We want to thank you in advance as this wouldn’t be possible without your support.

Champions – both black and white and ram and ewe – Donation $80 each class – they will receive a chair, 2ft trough and an embroidered halter

Reserves – both black and white and ram and ewe – Donation $60 each class – they will receive a picture frame, 1 ft trough, and an embroidered halter

Pair of Yearling ewes, pair of ewe lambs in both black and white – Donation $65 each class – they will receive an embroidered UnderArmor bag and a 2ft trough

The young flock for both blacks and whites – $55 each class – they will receive a three ft trough, and a $25 dollar gift certificate

Please let Mindy know what class you would like to sponsor. The donations may be mailed to her at:

Mindy Reid
11152 Reid Rd
Houston, MO 65333

Please make checks NLBSA.

Contact Mindy with questions at wyncrest2003@yahoo.com.

This past weekend on September 23rd, 25 exhibitors showed 135 head of Lincolns at the Northeast Regional show held at the Big E. This show is consistently the largest of the year for our breed, and this year was no exception!

For those of you who missed it, the entire show can be viewed at:
https://youtu.be/EDqaYtUdikA

Full results: 2017 Big E Results

Shows like this don’t happen without great sponsors who help with awards. Thank you to the following sponsors for our 2017 Northeast Regional Show:

  • White Grand & Reserve Champions, Ewe & Ram- Locus Grove Farm, DE and Wool Hollow Farm, VT
  • Natural Colored Grand & Reserve Champions, Ewe & Ram- Locus Grove Farm, DE and Wool Hollow Farm, VT
  • White & Natural Colored Premier Exhibitor & Breeder Banners- Bally Duff Farm, the Meek Family, RI
  • White & Natural Colored Best Headed- Lawthea Farm, the Cameron Family, MA
White Champion Ram - Beverly Boersma
White Reserve Champion Ram - Beverly Boersma
White Champion Ewe - Beverly Boersma
White Reserve Champion Ewe - Beverly Boersma
Junior White Champion Ram - Tayler Garges
Junior White Reserve Champion Ram - Tayler Garges
Junior White Champion Ewe - Tayler Garges
Junior White Reserve Champion Ewe - Tayler Garges
White Champion Fleece - Lydia Smith
Colored Champion Ram - Wind Valley Farm
Colored Reserve Champion Ram - Kruse Farm
Colored Champion Ewe - Kruse Farms
Colored Reserve Champion Ewe - Christina Weston
Junior Colored Champion Ram- Terence Blake
Junior Colored Reserve Champion Ram - Katie Bombria
Junior Colored Champion Ewe - Terence Blake
Junior Colored Reserve Champion Ewe - Lena Berry

NLSBA 2017 Election Results

by Site Admin on August 28, 2017

The results of the 2017 NLSBA election have been tallied.

President: Robin Meek
Vice President: Emmaline Long
Secretary/Treasurer: Deborah Vanderwende
East/Midwest Director: Diane Klingelhofer
West Coast: Christiane Payton

The proposal for yearling ewes to be nominated for futurity was accepted and will go into effect for the 2018 show season.

We look forward to serving you and are open to suggestions on goals for upcoming years!

The Shepherd to feature Lincoln Longwools

by Site Admin on July 27, 2017

The September 2017 issue of The Shepherd magazine will highlight the Lincoln breed, and the NLSBA has been invited to help in putting this issue together. We will need to have all content and ads by Aug. 15.

We welcome article submissions pertinent to the breed, such as a profile of the breed, its history, and the work of the breed association, as well as farm profiles.

What would be most helpful is a variety of high-resolution images of the breed that we could use to illustrate the articles, and possibly the cover and other inside pages. Photo submissions should include a sentence we can use as a caption, describing the owner, the photographer, and location where the image was taken. We only used high-resolution digital images, so please be sure image is saved as a JPG at least 300 dpi. The bigger the better when it comes to photos for the magazine. We prefer images that focus on the sheep, and do not include people.

I’ve attached our ad rate sheet with sizes and prices for display ads. We are happy to use print-ready ads, but also please know that we have a designer that can turn basic information into a well-designed ad for no extra cost. Flip through a current issue to get ideas about ad sizes and what sort of information you might want in your ad. I send invoices for ads after each issue is published, so I would need billing information for each ad.

We also have Breeders Directory listings near the back of the magazine. The price is $40 for a listing to appear in 12 consecutive issues, but I’ll make an offer to producers that any new Breeders Directory listing received before Aug. 15 will be published for 14 months instead of 12, at the $40 price. These listings must be prepaid, and I’ve attached the form.

If I can answer any questions, or be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Please feel free to forward this email to other producers. Our deadline for all content (photos, ads, etc.) for this feature issue is August 15. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Best,
Cat Urbigkit, Editor

The Shepherd magazine
P.O. Box 168
Farson WY 82932
(307) 389-3385

The Shepherd Ad Display Rate Card

The Shepherd Breeder Listing Form