Lincoln sheep


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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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.

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

We are only a few weeks away from our National Show and Sale, being held at the Great Lakes Show and Sale in Wooster, OH. The sale entry book has been posted and there is a great selection of sheep available, including futurity nominated ewes.

2017 Great Lakes Sale Catalog

Our biennial member meeting will be held on Saturday, May 27th at 7:30pm in the Imperial Room of the Best Western (243 E Liberty St, Wooster). The positions up for election this year are: President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, West Coast Director and East Midwest Director. A slate of nominees will be presented at the meeting and ballots mailed to members. To vote in the election, membership dues must be paid by June 1st, 2017.

For those interested in participating in the futurity program this year, this sale will be your last opportunity to purchase lambs. New this year: yearling ewes that were purchased and shown as futurity nominated lambs in 2016 can be nominated again as a yearling. For further details on the futurity program, please refer to the Junior page.

Lincoln breeders had a phenomenal weekend at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!

The highlight of the weekend was Liberty Farms (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) winning Supreme Champion Ewe with her yearling white ewe! Congratulations Diane! Diane also won Premier Breeder for the white and natural colored Lincoln shows.

For all three supreme classes (ram, ewe and fleece), both the white and natural colored Lincolns were pulled out in the top 7. Garges Girls (Taylor Garges, PA) and Creek Road Farms (Day Family, IN) were pulled out with their champion yearling rams. Liberty Farms (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) and Creek Road Farms (Day Family, IN) were pulled out with their champion yearling ewes. For best fleece, Liberty Farms (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) and Creek Road Farms (Day Family, IN) were pulled out to the top with their yearling rams. This is a wonderful testament to the work our breeders have been doing!

At the Maryland Sheep & Wool All Breeds sale, Lincolns were again the high selling breed! Locust Grove Farm (Debbie Vanderwende, DE) had the highest seller; her white yearling ewe sold for $1,350. Liberty Farms’ (Diane Klingelhofer, MD) futurity nominated white ewe lamb sold for $1,250. They were the top two sellers of the sale.

Updated photos and complete show and sale results will be posted as soon as they are available.